You may not know Jim Orris. But I can confidently say that one day you will. Why you will know him, I have no idea. I just know it will happen.
More frequently I encounter people who try to be “cool” by being “weird” and “different”. If somebody tells me that they “aren’t like other girls/guys/human beings”, my BS detector goes off instantaneously.
When I first met Jim, I can’t say that was the case but I do remember thinking, “this guy can’t be serious.” But he lived in the room directly above mine and we would communicate by tapping on the ceiling/floor. Riding back and forth between home in Kansas City and school in Des Moines for a year and half cemented our friendship.
We operated under one rule: “what was said in the car, stays in the car.” This Throwback Thursday’s for you, Jimbo:
Jim Orris, “What’s the theme?”
Annelise Tarnowski, “Hunt or Be Hunted.”
Jim Orris, “So I should dress like the Predator.”
Jim Orris, “You can tell me anything. I’m just like except I won’t have sex with little kids…just their moms.”