Last week I was at work and went down to the cafeteria to get some lunch. I went to the salad station to see what the feature salad was for the day. I saw some people already in line and I noticed a gentleman there. My brain processed that his face looked familiar but I couldn’t place where I knew him from exactly. As my brain worked to figure out who this man was, I just stood there staring at him from about 10 feet away. I must have stared at him for about a good five seconds, which is a long time to be staring at someone if they don’t know you. By this time, he sorta noticed that I was creeping on him and I quickly diverted my stalker gaze. Fortunately, my brain was able to recall where I knew this dude from.
When I first started my current job, I watched hours of tutorial videos about a particular piece of software that EA uses internally. Nearly all the videos featured the dude I saw in the salad line up. That’s why he looked so familiar to me. I’d say a lot of people in the company across many studios have seen these videos now, so I’m guessing he gets that weird look of recognition frequently when he visits other EA locations. To close this story, the feature salad did not tickle my fancy, so I chose something else for lunch that day.