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Green Room - Week 1 - Day 7

I went to a show this weekend and actually got to see "That Guy" in action.

I'll admit that I've never observed Him in his natural habitat before. I thought that I had. But those were all smaller versions.  I'd always just chalked it up to maybe He didn't come to the same shows I was at...

Who am I talking about?

He was extremely drunk, and was going up behind women and grabbing at them "accidentally". I actually saw him get into position to do that.  Fortunately, the woman in question also seemed to recognize him for what he was and moved out of his grasp before he could make his move.

As soon as she was gone - he moved to another nearby woman.... who ignored him when he tried to make contact, and he wasn't in position to do anything "subtle" so he moved on....

The only time he got close enough to where I was standing was actually him stepping on my foot.... and then turning around like he was going to punch me,  (He wasn't a tall guy, but he definitely worked out)

I think he realized that he was the one with the foot in the wrong place, and moved on...

I lost track of him in the crowd after that - until the very end when I saw him actually dancing with a woman. Maybe they are right that there is always *someone* out there who will think your shit is charming.

Or maybe she was just drunk enough to not care about him....

Hell, maybe they knew each other!

I don't know.  But they both seemed to be having a good time, and she had several friends with her. So hopefully things worked out well for everyone involved.

Also at the same show was the very drunk and horny couple who were pawing at each other up against the stage.  Eventually she left - and then he left... a little later the drunk woman came back and kept trying to make out with some random woman who was there with her boyfriend.  (she kept turning her head every time the drunk woman came in for a kiss)

tl;dr   - People are messed up, aka "Don't be That Guy/That Woman"

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What you *can't* avoid is that tonight is the deadline: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/867839.html  So you had better be ready for it!

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mac_arthur_park
Dec. 7th, 2015 03:25 pm (UTC)
*just hands the cookies to ellakite*

Frist and still struggling on my entry. Yay?

Edited at 2015-12-07 03:25 pm (UTC)
roina_arwen
Dec. 7th, 2015 03:42 pm (UTC)
*steals a cookie while passing the plate to Ellakite*
ellakite
Dec. 7th, 2015 05:54 pm (UTC)
*AHEM*
You're dead to me... *YET* *AGAIN*!

you just don't care, do you?
ryl
Dec. 7th, 2015 08:33 pm (UTC)
RE: *AHEM*
Three dead to mes in a row? This has got to be some kind of record.
roina_arwen
Dec. 7th, 2015 03:41 pm (UTC)
I stayed up late to be sure and get my entry done! Did we get up to 100 people, Gary, or are there less?
clauderainsrm
Dec. 7th, 2015 03:45 pm (UTC)
Just under.
clauderainsrm
Dec. 7th, 2015 04:51 pm (UTC)
I wish my story had a "Master of None" type subway-ending, where I confronted the bastard and justice was done. It's one of the many reasons why I wish I had some sort of powers - not a gun - more like the ability to just think someone out of existence.

But the women seemed to be dealing with him on their own and I was too far away most of the time anyway (there were plenty of other guys in the area, including some of their SOs who either didn't notice or care). It's just a shame that they *have* to deal with creeps like this at shows (and on a daily basis)
prog_schlock
Dec. 7th, 2015 07:31 pm (UTC)
On some level, he must realize he's a lousy person, right? He can't be completely lacking in self-awareness, can he?

Don't answer please because I don't want to be depressed.

Sorry to all women, that you you have deal with That Guy's BS.
clauderainsrm
Dec. 7th, 2015 08:20 pm (UTC)
I'd like to think that's why he feels the need to drink so much... to numb the self-awareness of how much he sucks.

and so the cycle continues...

prog_schlock
Dec. 8th, 2015 12:27 am (UTC)
Singing "The cirrrrrcle of striiiiife..."
rayaso
Dec. 7th, 2015 08:20 pm (UTC)
I suspect that lousy people, especially of this stripe, don't think they're lousy, and even if there is that moment of awareness, simply don't care, especially when drunk.
clauderainsrm
Dec. 7th, 2015 09:07 pm (UTC)
Yeah, he probably *doesn't* know, and wouldn't listen if anyone told him.
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xo_kizzy_xo
Dec. 7th, 2015 07:23 pm (UTC)

You and me both :nodding:

roina_arwen
Dec. 7th, 2015 09:38 pm (UTC)
Good luck with it! I've got mine done so if you need an idea bouncer or beta reader, let me know. :)
banyangirl1832
Dec. 7th, 2015 06:32 pm (UTC)
Have to blast out my entry tonight before the deadline! Luckily I have a pretty solid image and atmosphere idea so it shouldn't be too hard. Unfortunately I have a ton of Adulting I do tonight too!
tonithegreat
Dec. 7th, 2015 10:57 pm (UTC)
The adulting has been eating me alive lately, too! Best of luck making it all happen tonight!
lordrexfear
Dec. 7th, 2015 09:16 pm (UTC)
I know That Guy... I've talked to that guy. I've escorted that guy out to the streets and sent him on his way. Or was I that guy? No... I don't get that drunk and people like me and I'm depressed and hug walls at clubs unless friends drag me alive. Still THAT GUY... he gets laid and then the next day? He goes on facebook or livejournal and writes. "Got drunk again last night. Don't know where I am. I gotta stop this"... and then does it again. Truth.
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Oh boy... 43 out of 100. Did people take their byes? Are they missing deadlines? I forget the rules Here. I'm just glad I got my entry in even it seems no one has actually read it or... maybe my writing is so esoteric that NO one knows what to say in a comment.
roina_arwen
Dec. 7th, 2015 09:40 pm (UTC)
Lots of folks push deadlines and many don't read until they've written their own thing! If they miss the deadline it will be an automatic bye.
tonithegreat
Dec. 7th, 2015 11:01 pm (UTC)
I haven't read and commented much yet, because I only barely just got done with my entry. I didn't want to start things off that way, but Decembers are Madsville in my neck of the woods.
emo_snal
Dec. 7th, 2015 10:33 pm (UTC)
Don't be that guy/woman/cat
Is "don't be that guy/woman" in the topic prompt list yet? ;D
tonithegreat
Dec. 7th, 2015 10:59 pm (UTC)
Whew! I really didn't mean to start this season off by finishing the first entry day it was due. Life just happened like that.
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kickthehobbit
Dec. 8th, 2015 12:17 am (UTC)
I've got a spreadsheet up on GoogleDrive, here.

I need to update it now that the participant list is final, but I'll be putting in if people wrote an entry or took a bye tonight.
prog_schlock
Dec. 8th, 2015 12:28 am (UTC)
Thank you for this and for your Calcifer icon.
kickthehobbit
Dec. 8th, 2015 02:21 am (UTC)
You're welcome! :)

(It's updated now, and should reflect whether someone has an entry or took a bye. I also made it editable by anyone with the link, so if you want to snag a copy for yourself, you can easily do that. :) )

Edited at 2015-12-08 02:22 am (UTC)
heinleinfan
Dec. 8th, 2015 07:33 pm (UTC)
I'm not the only one with a spreadsheet?!?
grail76
Dec. 8th, 2015 02:25 am (UTC)
One of the reasons I stay away from most alcohol these days. You meet a much nicer class of perv. that way.
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