Thursday, October 25, 2007

Welcome to the Anti-Social

I am very much not a social person. I don't really like people that much, see? However, I'm trying to be more sociable, especially for academic stchuff.

So I did go to the big Gruub Studies-related umbrella group gathering tonight. Yes, I did mainly mingle with folks I already knew, but I did get introduced to a couple of new people. I even stayed slightly beyond the standard mandatory 'enough time to eat, listen to the introduction and remarks + 5 minutes."

Important people saw me there, which is probably good. I got free-to-me snacks, which is definitely good. All in all, not a bad deal.

Also, a decent idea from another gradfolk: Keep a sportcoat in the office so when there is a speaker or other gathering, you can just throw it on and look a little more respectable. Maybe I need to look into this.


zerodoll said...

just no sportcoat with shorts!

jayfish said...

and no sandals...

Overread said...

hehe - yeah, it's bad enough I wear tennis shoes everywhere, shorts and sportcoat would be a bad bad thing.

Maybe cut-off jean shorts, Birkenstocks and a wife-beater with a sportcoat?