Things about VC that I never want to forget #2:
VC can live his life like he’s at the office.
Don’t get me wrong. This is not another way of saying he is a workaholic. I mean, he is a workaholic. But this post isn’t about that. This is about the lengths to which VC can takes his official behaviour. His work-life balance is so balanced, that his work is life. And his life is work. He is known to turn perfectly social events on their heads and leave people involved completely stumped.
Like the time we were making plans for a Friday night. One perfectly chilled out, lazy evening he called friend A and asked her very officiously, “What’s the plan of action?”
It didn’t help that said friend was his team-mate and was probably quickly cooking up a 5-point to-do list for what to do next. If that wasn’t bad enough, he proceeded to put her on hold, and “got on a concall” with friend B, in order to collaborate (if you please!) and make plans efficiently.
I do believe the words used were, “Hi, I’ve patched friend B in here. So what are we doing tonight, guys?”
Work – 1. Life – 0.
But let me not take the limelight away from the original sign I had way back in 2010. I should have seen it coming right then, but I didn’t. I should have guessed I’d lost him to the dark side, when he woke up one night, still deliriously asleep, nudged me, pointed intensely at my blanket and said, “Can I get a copy of that please?”
Work – 2. Life – 0.