Thursday, February 8, 2007

Let's talk about meeting strangers

Recently, I've been thinking about how to interact with strangers, prospective friends, whatever you want to call them. Superbowl Sunday I spent with Ingrid and Will at the City Tavern Club in Georgetown. It was a ton of fun and I had my sister, Kristen, and my friend and former employer Melissa O'Neal join us. After mingling with a number of very outgoing and nice strangers, it became apparent that these boys might be interested in me. And you see, that puts me in a strange position, because I'm pretty sure that if they knew I wasn't going to be sleeping with them, then they wouldn't be talking to me.
Now maybe I'm paranoid, but I feel like it might be a little true. I do enjoy talking to new people and making friends, but I can't help but think I'm taking up these fellows' time because they're really looking for a prospective mate. So what does a girl do? Will suggested that when a guy comes up to me and says "hello", I should respond with "I HAVE A BOYFRIEND" and roll my eyes all crazy like. I vetoed that idea. So, any hints? Any hints at all?

In other news, it's freezing here, and there's a pond near where I work. Two of my coworkers are these krazy kids, Leslie and Peter. They are boyfriend and girlfriend. Leslie today dared me to stand on the pond. I said, ok, if I can have a chicken finger. So against my best judgement, I
ventured out onto the lake. And lived to eat me a delicious chicken finger.
It was totally worth it.

While I'm talking about work, I have to brag on a great idea I had. So for our company, "marketing" is basically coming up with ideas that will procure for us as many emails as possible. We generate lots of sales from weekly emails to customers that showcase a sale, or a new spring collection, and the more emails we have, the larger our sales are for these events. In addition, the president of the company is looking toward having our website be more of a "community" with more customer interaction.
With this idea in my head, I proposed we do a giveaway using YahooGroups. We're giving $1,000 gift certificate to whoever wins a contest called "Me and My Valentine" where people post pictures of their horses and write a funny poem or limerick or haiku. We've had a great response so far!
And from this, we're getting all of these people's email addresses! Hooray for my ingenuity!

1 comment:

Pepper said...

only 1 chicken finger?