You don't have to read this, it's just a rant:I had the perfect chance to start getting to know this guy today and I, of course, blew it. We were outside for a safety demonstration and he ended up standing next to me most of the time. It wasn't me, I was trying not to stand close to him the whole time so he wouldn't get suspicious but I was going to try to get next to him and start up a conversation eventually. Anyway, he said some comments about the demonstration and I acknowledged him but I didn't come across as very interested, nor did I say anything back. I just stood there like and idiot. The perfect opportunity to meet him: no one was paying attention to us and he spoke to me. I did nothing. After a little moving around of the crowd, he never stood near me again. I have no idea why I'm saying this, but I just can't stop thinking about how stupid I am. Don't worry, I'm not feeling suicidal; I'm just kicking myself very hard right now. I even had a chance at lunch to ask if I could sit with him. It was just him and some other guy; not a whole lot of pressure there. I had to get to the other campus location, so I was pressed for time but I could have sat there for a little bit and at least gotten to know his name or something. Why the fuck am I so stupid? So much for focusing and getting some homework done tonight...
There's never much point in beating yourself up over what's in the past. Would it help to try practicing your social skills first on people who don't matter to you as much, so there's less at stake?
I've had plenty of practice since I've been here and I've done well meeting new people. I guess I just need to keep my eyes open for any openings and not do anything stupid again.
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Don't call youself stupid, because you're not. Think of the situtaion more as an experience. Good luck in the future! You'll be fine, just start it all off with smile...you'll never go wrong!“The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure.”-Sven Goran Eriksson smiles
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