After my last post Mystery Man disappeared off the face of the earth! I’d obviously been keeping my eye out and had started to think I had imagined him. But then, as I’m dashing through the car park with a pile of folders juggling security pass, Blackberry and water bottle I see him. From behind. Yes, I can recognise the back of his head. Sad isn’t it? But due to my rush I couldn’t detour to walk in front of him to take a chance at eye contact.
Later on I saw him again. This time I was with colleagues and he was in a group stood talking. Another missed opportunity. And now he’s disappeared again.
I’m hoping this is all just chance and bad luck. With 1,000 people around I’m not expecting to see him every day, but there’s also the horrible chance that he works out of one of our satellite offices elsewhere and is only at HQ for meetings. So the plan is to network and socialise enough that if he is Kuwait-based then I’ll track him down more discreetly than hanging around corridors hoping for fleeting eye contact. So first step? Hit the Rugby Club Ball at the British Embassy. If we have anything in common he’ll be there.