Lately we’ve been finding ourselves saying a lot, “She’s a flake, but really nice,” or “He a nice guy but flakey as high fiber breakfast cereal without the milk.” We think we’ve figured out why. They are the same! Flakey and nice have the same attributes. Check this out.
The really nice person is the one who says hello to everybody he or she passes. The flake is the one who talks to complete strangers.
The really nice person is the one who smiles at whoever gets on the elevator. The flake is one who always has that smile on his or her face and you can’t figure out why.
The really nice person is the one who takes impeccable messages at work even spelling the caller’s name correctly. The flake is the one who’s always telling you in the lunch room that they know everybody you know/used to work with/went to school with/services your car.
The really nice person is the one who is always ready to help anyone move a box, a piece of furniture, or a side by side refrigerator. A flake is the one who is always asking what you have in that box.
The really nice person will lend you his or her umbrella when you’re leaving work early and the clouds are starting to thicken. The flake is the one with the psychedelic paisley print umbrella. In golf size.
The really nice person always laughs at your jokes even when you know they aren’t funny. The flake is the one who always laughs. At anything. Anytime. Even during staff meetings with the big boss from out of town.
The really nice person “likes” your post on Facebook about trying to find the owner of the lost cat. The flake has 37 cats.
See, they’re really the same person. But that’s ok. The world can use a few more nice people even if they are a little flakey. And when you get down to it, the world can use a few more flakes to balance out the people who really do understand high fiber diets.
Now, that’s what we think. Really. How ‘bout you?