I am often compared to Will Rogers if “often” is defined as “once or twice.” And if the following counts as a comparison: “Geoff is Will Rogers without the wit, wisdom, and coordination to ride a horse and do rope tricks.” But Rogers himself surely would have liked me because he claimed to have never met a man he did not like. Although if I had met Rogers, I might have become famous as that one man. He may have used the term “man” to include all humans and horses. Big deal. I never met an oatmeal raisin cookie I did not like. I have the reverse ability to dislike people I have never met. This is irrational because Kelly Ripa and I might hit it off if we met in person and she gifted me with a car. Or maybe like the plot device where enemies become best friends by the end of the movie, the neighborhood dogwalker and I may eventually meet and laugh about how she furtively guides animals to my yard for potty breaks. I know people who admit they disliked me at first impression but after getting to know me better, they can now pinpoint exactly why. In rarer cases, individuals have an immediate positive reaction when meeting me. Sometimes they tell me when or how that first impression eroded. But if they cannot get a word in edgewise, mostly they just quietly disappear.