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- Only enter a fight that carries a good cause. No need to damage a face over a spilled drink. 2011-06-23
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I sat on this post for a while debating on writing about it. Upon further thought of what happened that night, I realized that there were things that I had experienced and have experienced in my past that most people either do not learn from or need to learn for future reference. My sister, who is a lawyer, came into town to visit, and wanted me to take her out to meet her three girlfriends, who were all lawyers as well.
The immediate thought was a worry about how these girls would be. My sister and I have a bit of a polar opposite in personality. She is very driven, articulate, forgiving and displays joy with a smile. On the opposite side of that spectrum I sit with the characteristics of sporadic, extreme, fearless, energetic and blunt. Some would say that’s apples to oranges, but I describe us in that way because that’s most likely the first impression you may receive from us.
The post really begins with the thought that you may not know your company simply by what is on their resume. We all say we know this, but when meeting new people, a gentleman must understand how to cater to each person to make sure he doesn’t tread in water that may turn into tar. I’ve seen in time and time again when a gentleman buries himself in a topic that he shouldn’t have entertained or started due to the company he is with.
The lawyers were quite the entertaining group. I was quite surprised at how energetic and joyful the group was. Usually when I am out I end up being the storyteller or the one that helps keep the conversation going. I ended up getting to listen for a majority of the night. Usually I change the way that I tell a story pending on the company I am with, to adhere to the situation. Improvisation is essential in entertainment of those around you. Oddly enough, my guess of the company and how I articulated a certain topic ended up getting me buried by them. I wasn’t saddened by the situation, but I was awe struck by how badly it went. This is where I fully felt the phrase, “you can’t win them all.” We happily moved on to another topic, but I don’t think I’ll forget the moment it happened.
If you didn’t catch the fish I’m breading in the pond before you, remember that you can’t have a clubbers personality at a funeral, think about how your crowd will react to your story before you tell it, and always remember that failure is a part of life.