So I got out of the house today (GO ME!) and went to the Beats Antique show at Amoeba in San Francisco.
I’ve been a grad school hermit for a year, so making new friends is overdue.
I thought I had struck gold when I found myself browsing the same section as someone else. I made the following assumptions before attempting convo. (And I guess I shouldn’t assume things about people but I was just trying to make conversation.)
- We are at the same show, so we most likely have similar music taste.
- We are in the record section, so both of us have record players (probably) and record collections.
- We are both Bob Dylan fans (because that’s where we were perusing).
- Specifically his older stuff, before he sounded like he sold his voice to Satan.
So I took the plunge, I turned to him and said a little something about the album in my hand.
He looked at me. Picked up his records. WALKED AWAY.
I think I’ve forgotten how to Friend. How does one make friends?
Have the rules on friends changed since the last time I made friends?
In summary: I can’t make friends.
This reminds me of the time I got an eyelash in my eye while waiting on a crowded Metro platform. I started blinking (because, you know, eyelash) and this guy happened to walk past as I was doing that. He gave me the up-down and winked at me as he walked away.
So essentially I never have appropriate outcomes in social situations. I don’t know how I have the friends I have. What awkward start did we have?
Summary two: I need to get out more, and when I get out more, make conversation with more people. My chances of making friends will go up more. Maybe.