We have a company directory, including photos, on the intranet, so when I do a project with people in a different office, I like to go to the directory and look at the photos to see who I’m dealing with.
Today I started working with some folks in the Roseville office.
“Where’s Roseville?” I asked anyone within earshot of my desk.
“You know where Sacramento is?” someone responds.
Do I know where Sacramento is? What a question! It’s the capital of the state I’ve lived in my entire life.
“Duh, no. Hang on, let me get a map.” Geez, if I want to be insulted, I can get that at home.
The reason I asked: After clicking on a few of the photos, the kindest thing I could think of to say was “Maybe people in Roseville don’t photograph particularly well.”