Each Tuesday night I try to get off early so I can be fed and ready for the night's weekly branch activity. I go with one thought in mind . . . "who can I meet this week?" and I'm not talking about eligible bachelors. Every week, I walk it to blank stares. Every week I meet some people and learn some more names. Every week I say good bye at the end of the night and hear the sound of one lone cricket trailing after me as I receive a stare filled send off. The next week I try again.
You'd think after a month (and a few dozen new conversations) I wouldn't be feeling so stared down, but I'm still wondering if these people know my name, or even care. And more importantly, I'm really wondering if they know each other's names, or if I just moved into the 1st Singles Branch dedicated soully to meeting the spiritual and social needs of Zombies between the ages of 21 and 30.
Okay, I just made it sound really bad. I've actually cracked some of these tough nuts and have made some new friends, and no one has tried to eat me . . . yet. But beyond that, I'm fishing for advice.
I'm not going to be giving any talks or lessons anytime soon, but I see something here that has to change, or even I will get tired of trying to meet people and get sucked into Zombie Land. (I can only imagine how less social people fell.) What can I do as a normal member to promote friendship and fellowship among branch members who don't know anyone and don't care.