The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #40429   Message #579048
Posted By: Jeri
24-Oct-01 - 07:36 PM
Thread Name: Mudcat and FSGW/Other 3d organ.
Subject: RE: Mudcat and FSGW/Other 3d organ.
Jim, I'm fairly sure my perceptions were mainly based on the lack of confidence that I mentioned. Jeri didn't want to bother people who didn't want to be bothered. Jeri figured THEY'D make the first move if they really wanted to know me. Jeri didn't have enough confidence to walk up and initiate a conversation. Just maybe, nobody noticed anything wrong because Jeri just gave up without a word.

Mind you, I had fun at the sings, and everyone was supportive. It was just getting beyond politeness to friendship I never managed.

I still think we ought to be able to sleep with folks we prefer to sleep with...don't know if that sounded exactly right. I don't think sleeping and socialising should be handled the same way. I'll bet there are FSGW members who ask to be put with the same people every year. It doesn't necessarily have to be a cabin full of nothing but Mudcatters. Sorry, but after years of randomly assigned roommates in the Air Force, including one 4-week stint sleeping in a warehouse with a few hundred other people I didn't know, I feel very strongly about this. If I don't have a choice, I'll bring a tent.

Of course, I don't know that anyone actually had a problem with the sleeping arrangements. I haven't heard any complaints about the jam, but nobody who wasn't sleeping there even looked in. When I went back to the cabin, most folks were toddling off to sleep, anyway. I wasn't aware the noise bothered anyone - no one said a word about it.