"If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion."

-- The Dalai Lama

Thursday, February 10, 2005

Painfully Awkward

Why oh why am I so incredibly anti-social?!

Tonight I went to a Lewis & Clark "Prospective Student and Alumni Reception." It was downtown at a fancy firm. Well, I thought it was fancy. Anyway, I just have no small-talk chatty ask-relevant-questions skills. I nod a lot and smile. I exclaim things like, "Super!" and "Really!" I ask super insightful questions like, "And why did you choose to do that?"

Oh well. I got to meet the Dean, so that made up for a lot of the painfulness. I can't remember what he said to me, but I'm sure I said, "Wow!" at some point. And who doesn't think a monosyllabic expression makes a great first impression?

3 comments:

CM said...

I'm like that too... maybe along with Torts and Contracts, we can take Intro to Cocktail Party Skills.

Menagerie said...

Was he wearing his bow tie? =)

Menagerie said...

By the way, if you go to the admitted students day, let me know! We could do lunch (or at least I'll sneak you some better food)!