At 6/20/10 11:28 AM, citricsquid wrote:
in my defense that was the first time I had been out socially in about a year and the one time I did speak I made an ass of myself. however I'm pretty sure even if I only manage to insult everyone and murder their pets it'll be less rude and make me less of a dick than all the ignoring I did in matlock.
Blah blah, I have trouble in social groups I'm not familiar with, too, since I might be an extrovert online, but am more or less a complete recluse when offline.
Doesn't mean to say I won't try whilst I'm in those groups, though. You gotta man up and do the same thing. As much as people on NG and any other popular forums along the same lines will try and make others out to be a dick, that's really not the case at these meet ups...
Different people express their insecurities in different ways. Some don't talk (like you), some talk too much, some get fidgety, whatever.
At the end of the day, none of that sort of behaviour is going to kill anyone, so there's nothing to worry about.
I get "the panic" when it comes to flying and I'm going to have to deal with that in a couple of weeks... I know I'll be a mess at the end of the flight, but at the end of the day, I shouldn't have anything to worry about, given that the worst trouble I've ever been in is a parking ticket (which I paid).
I forget what point I was trying to make, but yeah. Don't worry about it.