Sorry, I believe I'm probably writing too many posts and perhaps making too many comments so, this will be my last for a while......hopefully. If there is such a thing as diarrhea of the hand, the writing hand that is, I'm most likely afflicted.
Anyway, I live in Pittsburgh and on paper, belong to a group for people who are anxious and shy that apparently have meet-ups. I get email invitations to football games, the zoo, restaurants, etc. It's kind of funny because I'm far too shy and anxious to ever take the group up on this, despite how nice and inviting the invitations may be. After some thought, I'm going to guess that the only people that show up are, by default, not shy or terribly anxious hence, leaving all of those at home like me. I really do appreciate the invitations, however, the people that put these things together are certainly not paid and don't have to do this. I picture several people at home doing the same thing I do, read the invites, smile, think about the possibilities, and then move on to something else.
Aside from being shy and anxious and depressed, I really make an awfully poor first impression. No, I don't make an ass of myself, do impressions or make loud obnoxious comments. Rather, I don't do much of anything as I'm probably a bit too anxious and uncomfortable at first. I have to say however, that if given time, perhaps four or five years, maybe a decade, people finally get to know me as a decent person, albeit still quite dull, ordinary and unremarkable. This is another reason why I would never go to a meet-up for shy and anxious people. If you think about it, this is sort of like inviting members of the Claustrophobia Sufferers Unite group to a spelunking party.
Okay, that's it for posts for a while. Thanks for your patience.