A friend called to tell me that he had given my name as a reference on a recent job application.
“If they call you, please be nice,” he said.
“Why would you even give them my name if you didn’t think I’d be nice?” I asked.
“You’re usually great,” he said. “But about ten percent of the time, you’re just mean, regardless of the circumstances. I didn’t want this to be one of those ten percent moments.”
I thought his percentage was a little high.