A few nights ago, I went down to San Jose to see one of my favorite people whom I haven’t hung out with in over two years. I love hanging out with him. We share a joy for this being human thing.
We were sitting at a restaurant bar and a man came up right next to me to order a drink.
I overheard something that interested me. I commented. He moved around to speak to both my friend and me. He immediately tried a neg (something that not only doesn’t work with me but glaringly highlights “game” with comedic effect). It took him less than 2 minutes to casually drop what a powerful consultant in Silicon Valley he is.
Shortly after, I told him I was ready to focus on my friend again and he politely made an exit.
Maybe an hour later, my friend and I finish dinner and move on to meet up with friends at a place with music. I notice on the way in that Mr. Consultant also happens to be there.