I’m back in Toronto. Before I tell you what I learned I have to share some of the oddest moments of the past few days:
- Trying to hail a cab, but having a black Mercedes pull up with tinted windows and roll down his windows. I looked for a meter and waved him on when I didn’t see one, which drove my friend Ian crazy. He figures we were in for some kind of an adventure. I agree but getting into strange cars in NYC isn’t my idea of an adventure.
- Having someone at the conference ask me as I was eating lunch, “Is that your orange? Do you mind if I eat it?” I replied, “It’s my orange but you can have it if you want.” That’s Canadian for “Back off, buddy, if you value your life.” The translation didn’t get through and he walked away with my orange. I’m told I had a shocked look on my face. I think I have to learn how to communicate New York style.
- Sitting beside a guy one year older than me, but having Ed Stetzer call him the young guy with a PC, and me the old guy with a Mac. I used to like Ed Stetzer. (Just kidding. Ed’s still OK.)
Many other fun stories. I’ll post soon on what I learned at the conference. In case you’re interested my friend Earl has a post on his experience.