So there I was, in my client's main lobby one morning because I had forgotten my ID badge. No big deal, just sign in and get a visitor badge for the day. I walk up, show my ID, and explain what happened. The security guard (from a 3d party company) looks me up and down, checks the computer, and says, "...hmm, I don't see you in here. Are you an employee?". I say no, a consultant. "Oh, a CONTRACTOR. ".
I bit my tongue to not say, "yeah, just like YOU.".
we're type A (who, us?); we use words like 'synergy' and 'leverage' in sentences; we know that "Decks" aren't made of wood; we drink wine, not beer; we wear boxers, not briefs; we actually like to travel; we're platinum elite with every airline and hotel; we stay at the W (aka 'the Dubbb') whenever possible; American Express drives us nuts; we know where the best bars are in every airport in the world; we know how to calculate NPV; we can sleep anywhere, anytime; we're all about the per diem; we're all places all the time; we're crazy consultants.