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Wednesday, October 3rd, 2001
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Short anecdote: I met someone on the elevator going out of the building this morning. We talked and walked and ate pretzels for a while until I actually remembered my manners and introduced myself. Usually, I forget this altogether. Talked about school, mostly.

Anyway, 5 minutes later in calc lecture I had already forgotten her name. I suck :) I could be making this up, but I think it was Jill who lives in New York.

So, for future reference, let's review Kev's Rules For Recovering Xenophobes:
(1) Introduce yourself.
(2) Pay real close attention after (1) because that's usually when the other party introduces herself.
(3) Pretzel.
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[User Picture]From: axiem
2001-10-03 02:56 pm (UTC)
You were a Xenophobe?

You racist bastard!

Do you mean introvert instead?
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2001-10-03 03:18 pm (UTC)

Loneliness and dictionaries are a dangerous mix

Er... right. I KNEW THAT! I just wanted to make sure YOU knew it.
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[User Picture]From: patrick
2001-10-03 02:59 pm (UTC)
*quickly notes down the rules*
all the ladies are mine now!
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From: piman
2001-10-03 03:08 pm (UTC)
(4) Learn Scheme. I'm in a CSci study group that consists of me, two other guys, and 10 girls. I even remember most of their names!
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[User Picture]From: myth
2001-10-03 10:03 pm (UTC)
Bah. That's your answer for everything!
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[User Picture]From: stargazer
2001-10-03 05:21 pm (UTC)
You are truly wise. You should share your infinite wisdom with us more often, if you consider us worthy of it. How could I manage without you, Kev?
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2001-10-03 05:49 pm (UTC)
True knowledge comes from those who desire it. You are ready.
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2001-10-03 05:49 pm (UTC)
Or "to". Depending on how backwards your brain is.
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From: ex_md744
2001-10-03 09:57 pm (UTC)
Jump. Jump now.
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[User Picture]From: myth
2001-10-03 10:04 pm (UTC)
I like the original way better, actually.
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From: tetraminoe
2001-10-04 12:09 pm (UTC)
expanding on 2: try repeating their name.
example:
"hey there stud, what's your name?"
"oh hi, i'm kev, who're you?"
"my name's jill."
"oh, jill, hmm. my mom's sister is named jill." [continue on to step 3]

after a while, your mom will end up with a large family. this is natural.
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