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At this moment — tears might have been forming ... confusion already etched on my face — a friendly gentleman approached looking ready to help this poor, lost soul. Turns out he works at the library AND is a member of Mensa. He knew exactly where I needed to go and led me straight there.
I joked about my getting lost. He joked about the archives room’s disarray due to an ongoing move. He might have also tried to recruit me to help carry boxes. The test proctor talked about her love of boardgames — she’s got dozens — and how the local Mensa group gets together for game nights. I got free, sharpened pencils.
Basically, they were incredibly down-to-earth, funny people. And absolutely welcoming.
Now I kinda hope I’m extended an invitation to join Mensa. Heck, I really hope I do.
If not, I guess I can fool people by frequently using my beautiful new Mensa pencils.
Oh yeah, and it turns out the first locked door I tried to the library closest to my car led directly to the hallway where room 135 was located. Figures.
For those interested in taking the test to join Mensa, the Western New York chapter offers $40 tests every other month. Visit the organization’s website for more information at www.wny.us.mensa.org.
Contact features editor Danielle Haynes at 693-1000, ext. 4116.