Daily Archives: February 26th, 2011
Proactive Social Interuptions
Some social situations never happen because of the shared history of the people involved.
I have a friend who is a big supporter of a certain college football team. I’m not sure why he supports them so much. He never went to school there and has no association with the school or the team. All I can figure is that the school is geographically located in our area so many of the locals are boosters for the team. You can be a member of the “in crowd” if you support the team, too. Wear the colors, fly the flag, and fit in. And he does. Big time.
One time he invited me over to his house to watch one of these games on TV. He said it would be a private affair, just the two of us. Now I have little interest in sports and none in this team (comprised of criminal ruffian assholes), but I went because I figured it would be fun to hang out with him, just the two of us, something we rarely get to do. Continue reading →