The FINAL Columbus Underground Happy Hour - Nov 7 at The Crest
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October 26, 2013 9:08 pm at 9:08 pm #553572
GCrites80sParticipantOctober 26, 2013 10:14 pm at 10:14 pm #553573
Well there goes my social calendar.October 27, 2013 4:35 am at 4:35 am #553574
I can never come…. :(November 3, 2013 1:51 pm at 1:51 pm #553575
Well there goes my social calendar.
No worries… we *will* be having more events. Just not the normal happy hours. ;)November 6, 2013 2:46 pm at 2:46 pm #553576
Bump! Coming up tomorrow night! :DNovember 6, 2013 3:22 pm at 3:22 pm #553577
For any new works, I’d just like to offer my thoughts. I tried going to a couple of happy hours when I first joined CU, but I never met anyone at them. I.e. When I got there, it was like there were groups of close friends who already knew each other, and I wasn’t going to bust in an intimate circle and be like, “HEY, I’M HERE! WHATSUP!” And I didn’t really see other folks hanging around wanting to mingle. It just felt difficult as a newcomer when everyone seemed really familiar, so I stopped going.
It would be great if future options felt a little more open somehow?November 6, 2013 3:38 pm at 3:38 pm #553578
I know what you mean it can be a little inimidating at first. But I have to say that I had the opposite experience. Probably does help that I’ve went to them with my wife
The first one I went to I knew no-one but just started chatting with people who made me feel welcome. I do tend to be an out going person. I’ve met some really cool peeps thru the meet ups over the years and some of those have become friendships that go beyond this messageboard.November 6, 2013 3:48 pm at 3:48 pm #553579
I had the exact same experience as TaraK at multiple happy hours.November 6, 2013 4:13 pm at 4:13 pm #553580
Having met JimL2, further introductions to anyone else are unnecessary.November 6, 2013 5:33 pm at 5:33 pm #553581
Having met Porky, further introductions to anyone else are unnecessary.
FTFY ;)November 6, 2013 6:10 pm at 6:10 pm #553582
It would be great if future options felt a little more open somehow?
We’ve brought nametags to some of the events before, but I always felt that it was a little corny.
I personally do my best to say hi to as many people as I can, especially to people I don’t recognize. Which is often awkward as I’m asking if they’re there for the CU Happy Hour and they’re not, as our events are not private or invite only and are open at bars when the bars are also open to the general public.
On the flip side, I would most *certainly* encourage this exact behavior:
…bust in an intimate circle and be like, “HEY, I’M HERE! WHATSUP!”
In my experience, everyone is generally pretty welcoming and easy going. Bust in and say hi and you’re most likely going to get a good response. ;) Even if it feels a little awkward at first.
Or at the very least, look for these people and ask them to make intros for you:
We’re always happy to play host! ;)November 6, 2013 6:12 pm at 6:12 pm #553583
I had the exact same experience as TaraK at multiple happy hours.
Sorry to hear it. Please say hi next time! Showing up and not saying anything and then leaving quietly is not allowed! ;)November 6, 2013 6:41 pm at 6:41 pm #553584
I think it’s a bit easier to mingle if you’ve already established some connections here on the forum. Either through PM or just friendly conversation.
I don’t think the name tags are corny either. They are a good idea and serve the purpose of identifying yourself as being there for the CU event. Easy icebreaker.
I haven’t been to one in a year, but I’m coming back for this one! Who can pass up on a possible Coremodels sighting?November 6, 2013 6:50 pm at 6:50 pm #553585
Who can pass up on a possible Coremodels sighting?
He’s rarer than the rarest Pokemon!November 6, 2013 8:13 pm at 8:13 pm #553586
Ha! I should be there around 8’ish, so late but definitely will be in attendance.
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