Jared and Ed graciously allowed glomming on to the Trip Fives sponsorship of the KC Downtowners Happy Hour (which I highly recommend).
First, let me remind you of my barely-E Myers-Briggs profile. Here. You don't really have to go there, but my point is that I am uncomfortable initiating social contacts.
And that's putting it mildly.
But Ed generously bullied me into attending the KC Downtowners happy hour, where I put out and passed out Tantrum/Scriptease fliers. And here is what I learned:
- "Scriptease" does not, at first read, come across as the name of an improv troupe. I explained several times that it was a bunch of guys in their early 20s, and that we would work very hard to keep them clothed.
- It is easier to schmooze in pairs. I followed/intro-ed both Tim and Jared, and it was much less unnerving.
- It is also easier to schmooze when you consumer about 700 calories during the day and blow the rest on beer.
- I think I flirted. It's hard to tell, because a) I'm not particularly good at it and b) I had three beers and no food. But I am certain that I promised two guys that if they came out with us after the show, I would buy them a beer. They wrote my name on a flier. I stopped before giving them my phone number or making the same promise to anyone else.