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As I walked up the steps of the Cleveland Heights Golf Course, I admitted to myself that I was overwhelmed because in the past when I ignored that feeling. . .I usually crashed in a matter of seconds. When I walked through the door I felt lost for about 20 seconds because I knew my supervisor, Ron, Director of Florida Operations for the Detroit Tigers, would be there, but not sure if I had arrived too early (13 minutes to be exact). As I looked around the restaurant area I felt even more lost. When I looked toward the bar area, which also had tables, I spotted my supervisor. As I approached him I was greeted by middle-aged men. . .of very little flavor if you know what I mean. A few of the gentlemen introduced themselves to me and I shook hands and introduced myself as “Ron’s intern from Florida Southern” (primarily because I had a fairly good chance that they would be Southern alums).
As we sat around a few tables the discussion about the upcoming events to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Detroit Tigers Spring Training in Lakeland. A few agendas were handed out and as I skimmed through them, I felt eyes on me from those I didn’t have an opportunity to meet. I tried my best to ignore them, but when I glanced up every so often, I knew my paranoia was well-founded because they would dart their eyes away from me just a second too late when I caught their eyes.