Something that I always wondered was: why do people make such a big fuss about moving to new places? Before I was making my big move to London a lot of people asked if I was nervous or what was my biggest fear; at the time my answer was that I didn’t have any nerves, I was just very excited to be going. Most of the time, this baffled them.
I always think it’s so interesting to move somewhere. There are new places to see, new foods to eat, new stores to go shopping. Then I remember… There are new people to meet as well.
And yes, I think that meeting new people is awesome and great and all that, and I am definitely a total extrovert. But at the same time, it’s so nerve wracking. What do they think of me? Am I too obnoxious? Do I have weird style? Do I talk too much? (“Probably” is the answer to the past three questions.) It’s all a big guessing game. I know how I come off in my head, but then the real question is, how do I come off to other people? And more importantly, should I even care how I come off to these people, since I probably won’t be hanging out with them very often anyway?
I would really love it if we could all just walk around with those old school “Do you like me? Check yes or no” notes attached to our jackets or something. It would make finding new people to hang out with so much easier.
Like, you, girl over there, who told me that you only go out on special occasions and are only here to do school work, mark me down as a “no.” I’m really impressed at your dedication to your work, but there is a fine line between being focused and being boring, and between the two of us, you’ll be sitting at a table for one in boring town while I’m at the pub across the street making other friends on a Tuesday night. Call me on your birthday though, because I bet on that special occasion that you’re a blast.
And you, girl over there, downing tequila shots on a Sunday night, you get a “no” because I’m fun, but not that fun. You can come to my birthday party or to a bar crawl with me, but let’s leave it at that.
You, boy over there with a Brazilian accent who seems super mysterious, put me down as “yes” because I am definitely intrigued by your nonchalance a seemingly too cool attitude.
And you, tall guy in the middle of the crowd, you get a definite “yes” because you could definitely be my body guard on nights in the town until I meet my über British, tall boyfriend who will then be my body guard.
See what I mean? Check yes or no boxes would make it so much easier to rally together a new little gang of friends in no time flat.