So this weekend, I went to see "Pirates" (I liked the first one better) with a group of people that I had never met. It's one of those "get to meet people" things - as I'm trying to expand my social circle a bit. It was through a group called Meetin. org - and they've got chapters everywhere.
Yeah, I don't need to expand my circle that badly. There were a few people who actually tried to talk to me, but most didn't respond to my efforts of friendly repertoire. And then there was this one guy who was a bit smelly. Lets just say that there was a seat between us in the theater - on purpose. We "saved" it in case more people showed up, but even the retarded late comers who thought that they could arrive at a hit movie after the previews have started and still find a seat together wouldn't take the seat.
Sigh. I don't want to seem "uppity" or anything, but I do want to point out that I DID try.
I'm trying something else, with hopefully better results. It's called Dinner at 8, and you pay (a lot) to have this company set up dinners with 4 single men and 4 single women. (Yes, it's come to this.) My first dinner is Saturday night, and I'll keep you posted. I just feel like it shouldn't be this hard. Doesn't anyone do what the Fonz did anymore and pick up women in grocery stores by crashing into their carts? Snapping their fingers? Turning on a jukebox with your elbow and singles come running? Seriously, I'm pretty close to giving up.