We have a lot of team based long term projects where I work. It's like being in school, except for the part where we actually get paid, unlike real school kids who end up getting involved in projects for the sake of getting good grades. Ahem.
So, one of these projects involves about four of us, where all of us are between 32 to 34 years old. I don't know if it's the age or our personalities, but we seem to get along pretty famously (despite being from 3 different departments) But then again, we have been in a team together since July of 2009 in a different project which ended last year and we were automatically chosen to get involved in this new project because our bosses too could see that we worked well as a team.
Something very odd happened towards the end of last week's meeting, though. Only three of us were left behind to remove the laptop from the projector, turn off the air conditioning, and rearrange our chairs and ensure everything is locked before we left the room.
Out of the blue, whilst unplugging the cable that connects the laptop to the projector, Levin, one of the members asked me:
"Hey, if Tivenka (the other member who was not in the room at that time) was the last guy on Earth, would you marry him?"
While I'm usually able to answer most of Levin's weird questions without batting an eyelid (and there have been plenty of those), this was one question that caused raised eyebrows and a nervous laugh. Why would Levin phrase his question in such a manner? Even worse, why did such a question even cross his mind? Did he think that Tivenka was not man enough to have anyone want to marry him that he's be the last (presumably single) guy on earth? Or did he think that Tivenka would outlast all the other men on the planet and actually be the last guy around?
The two seconds of silence (which felt like an eternity, trust me) was interrupted by Canoska, the team leader who saved me from having to answer this awkward question. She suddenly said something about how Tivenka could hook up with this other girl who was single as well (Canoska clearly didn't get the question -probably only hearing half of it), but by then Levin had ceased looking for the answer to his question (thank goodness!) and we were all hungry (it was a few minutes into lunch time at the time) and so we all walked towards our own destinations.
Point of this post? Nothing. It's just one of those pointless ones.
P.S: Not their real names, of course.