Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Was That Tea Or Me???

We all tread a very fine line in life. A typical example is flirting. If flirting isn’t done properly then you’re going to end up with a harrassment, privacy infringement, or identity theft charge. The basic problem is a good flirt has to be done through the eyes which is essentially a window to a soul. A flirt is periously close to a challenge. I accidently ran across a 1000 lb. Grizzily the other day. Now if anyone has every read about surviving in the (social) wilderness one of the things they mention is watch your eyes. If a Grizzily stares at you it’s not wise to stare back. Grizzilies don’t seem to understand any of the principles of flirting. They think it’s a challenge. If this situation arises, the only suggestion I have is to adopt the Demure Technique. This technique is essentially one of lowering your eyes, signalling that the message of interest has been received. Social ettiquite demands for maxium disengagement success that disinterest be communicated by backing up while still maintaining a servile position. Since the Grizzily is "fast", it is best to gain some distance in reverse before turning and running like hell. It all comes down to most people having trouble with being looked at which I suspect is a defense mechanism left over from our ancient life in the caves. In those times, receiving a stare from someone usually meant they needed a meal or sex. Tea anyone???

3 comments:

Jane said...

Oh Alex - flirting, I've never had much of a problem with it when I'm comfortable but lately ...

withinsanity said...

maximum verbosity aside...ummm...what sort of tea?

withinsanity said...

Tea, green bottled Jameson, and flirting aside...
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