is when you're in a big group where everyone knows each other except you. In other words, I'd rather be in a group of 20 strangers than a group of 20 people who all know each other and I only know 1 of them. Anyway, that's what I'm doing tonight. There's a party at a hookah bar downtown and 20 people are going. I know one of them (the guy hosting it), and he knows everyone else. Most of us used to work for the same company back in the day so there's a commonality, but I still hate that. It's stacked against you from the beginning. Everyone has report with each other except you. You have to be extra awesome or they ignore you. After all, from their perspective, it's easier to talk to friends with whom you have established report than with some new guy. Social interaction follows the path of least resistance (yeah, I just coined that phrase!). But that's what it's all about, right? Putting yourself in uncomfortable situations? Now if only I didn't have a 1.5 hour drive to get there. Probably won't have much PU practice tonight, at least not at this place. It's most likely going to be us, and the last time I was at this place it was full of really hot middle-eastern chicks, like hot bodies with miniskirts and thigh-highs, but they won't talk to you if you don't know their language, plus the dudes are insanely jealous and overprotective, and I don't feel like getting stabbed. I really don't even like going out anymore if there won't be a chance for me to talk to chicks, but considering I suck with all strangers, and not just when it comes to PUA, I guess this will be good practice.