Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Glutton for Punishment

So I decided, rather idiotically, to attempt ONE FINAL FORAY into Athens in the hopes of making some friends.

I invited everyone EVERYONE, all 200 members-everyone, of my ex-pat group to Friday afternoon coffee in my very cute part of town.

Email replies galore, “Sure, I can meet you at 3”, “I get out of work at 5, so I can be there at 6”, “I’ll be there….can’t wait.”

Based on the numerous and varied responses, I set the time for 5, figuring those who wanted to come earlier can come at five, and we can chat until those who could make it later would arrive.

By the way, it’s a good idea to make sure you’re on speaking terms with your boyfriend (the only person you know) when you decide to invite over 200 people to meet you for a cup of coffee.

Because when you’re sitting alone, FOR OVER AN HOUR, waiting PATHETICALLY for people who are CLEARLY NOT COMING, you would have at least one person to beg to join you so that you don’t look like the OBVIOUS LOSER YOU ARE.

I’ll remember that for the next time I try to set up coffee, which will be the third Friday of NEVER.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well, maybe if you weren't such a bitch people would like you.

Just a thought.

running42k said...

Looks like you have a friend. Obviously doesn't get the humour you write with.

Keep smiling.

Han1509 said...

It sounds as though Greece is not exactly paradise. I've moved around a lot in my life and I really do feel for you. It's hard to meet new people, especially if they have put down roots already! I always felt like I was intruding a bit. Do you feel like the last kid picked for the baseball team in the playground? It sucks even more that the boyfriend wasn't talking to you at the time. Hope that's worked out now. I would suggest that the best thing to do would be to take a nice vacation back in NYC. Catch up with your family & your real friends. Feeling alone is something I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy. Try to keep your chin up!

Big Kahuna said...

GCS - You were gone waaay too long. It is certainly nice to have you back brightening the mundane lives of us back in the states!

Anonymous said...

Maybe if you weren't such a racist CUNT people would actually come for coffee! If you fucking hate Greece and what it stands for why did you marry a Greek and move here? Is it because your own kind know what you're about and can't stand you?