Tuesday, October 19, 2010
making new friends
i've been meeting a few new people recently which has been fun and lovely (if somewhat scary at the same time). a few weeks ago i went to an 'expat' get-together with marijana. it was called 'stylish after work drinks' which scared me before i'd even got there! and it was all rather scary. they handed us a complimentary glass of prosecco on arrival (which i immediately downed). it was a swanky modern bar and everyone appeared to be mingling (which i'm not very good at) but we joined a table and tried to make conversation. unfortunately at these things it appears the main topic of conversation is always 'so what do you do' or 'what line of work are you in'? but considering 1) i don't currently have a job and 2) i hate talking about work anyway... i don't really seem to fit in! i considered making up a fake life but thought i might get into a spot of bother as i'm not very good at lying. there was one guy who was schmoozing the ladies and when we got up to leave he handed me and marijana his card. seriously, i wish i could take a picture of the card to show you but its got his name and address on it and so it would be rather unfair. but basically it says 'secret' 'für frauen' (for women) and 'klassische massage' (which i'm sure you can figure out what that means)! we couldn't stop laughing.