The Art of Meeting People

Rule Number One – Only invite as many people as you can manage.

Last Sunday a whole bunch of us managed to be a colossal waste of time. At least 15 people turned up at Majestic City and did nothing in particular. Such a waste of time and resources has not been seen since the development of the ejector seat for the helicopter, or since stfallen quit blogging.

We managed to just wander around for about half the day and just bicker. Of course I managed to keep myself occupied by slowly breaking down people’s self respect by repeatedly calling them fat. I am not insecure about my slowly-becoming-unfit physique.

Besides the fact that my metabolism is wonky and that stfallen will be forgotten soon,(I mean, come on. Do any of you remember that blogger who was on kottu called scandinaviandodo1999? See what I mean?) meetups need to be tailored to the audience.

If you’re going to get a handful people together to spend a lazy Sunday, you don’t need plans. Actually, you can’t have a single person in a hand full. Maybe a small car full. Yes. Anyway, if you have only a few people you can just decide what to do after you meet up.

Not so when you have enough bloggers to stage a riot for freedom of speech, get fire-hosed and even tear gassed. Then you have a problem. Hell, then you have an Open Mic on your hands.

Moral : Never invite more than five people to a gathering unless certain that there will be something to do. If you already invited them all, then just stay home. Trust me, it’s not worth it

In other news, I’m finally quitting my job and going off to study. Well, going to study. Here.

In the future I will not be weighed down by work and hence will be even more hardcore. So hardcore I’ll buy cereal that says “Keep away from children” and soap that says “If swallowed, die”. That’s some hardcore shiz man. This ‘work’ thing is just a big letdown.

I’ve created a list of things to do after I quit –

  • Finish GTA 4
  • Do more things, go places
  • Blog about said things till people start wailing at me to stop
  • Look for another job

Also. Beyond Borders is apparently looking to recruit impressionable young minds to use in their secret army of drones to take over the ice cream stand over by the street corner in Pettah.


Anybody who wants to help out/has any interest in society can join.

I’ll probably be joining too so come along, it’ll be fun.

Other than a few design hiccups they seem great ๐Ÿ˜€



19 Responses to “The Art of Meeting People”

  1. September 9, 2009 at 11:15 am

    You’re going to be jobless? Nonononono! Get a job quick! You need to start saving up for my birthday – and yours. ๐Ÿ˜›

  2. September 9, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    Deifnitely have a plan. Always have a plan! Especially when so many bloggers are involved! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. September 9, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    Work is a big letdown? Wait till you have no money to buy anything ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. 11 Cadence
    September 9, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    How can work be a big let down? Aren’t u doing something u love? and I second what PR says! ๐Ÿ˜›

  5. 13 gutterflower
    September 9, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    what you planning on studying yo?

  6. September 9, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    You’re just getting boring, Jerry ๐Ÿ˜›

  7. September 9, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    quit work man.. its over-rated, but find a rich-hot looking-female to take care of the expenses before you quit.. ๐Ÿ˜€ just a thought….

  8. September 9, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    I’m going through a phase. ๐Ÿ™‚

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