I am socially inept - confirmed

FinallyMe

Silver Meritorious Patron
A Hallowe'en night missed opportunity has been bugging me a LOT and so I've decided to post here, on the off chance that a particular Anon might read it. I am SUCH an idiot - never think of the right thing to say until at least an hour later, and I managed to do it again.

I opened my door to a sweet little kid who was trick-or-treating with parents. Not only was the child in costume, the father was in a black suit, white shirt and V mask. Being excited to possibly see an Anon in real life, what do I do? I ask what the significance of the mask was. NEVER OCCURRED to me that he could think I was CofS or OSA! Of course he just said he liked the movie, and I was very disappointed. It wasn't until a while later that it dawned on me that OF COURSE he wouldn't say anything without knowing who the heck I was.

So anyway, if the Anon who was escorting his child house to house on Elkwood Street happens, by some stretch, to read this thread - HELLO! I'm thrilled to have been standing right beside you!

Sorry to have posted in this category - it took me a while to even figure out how to start a new thread - yeah, I finally saw the button, but have no idea how to change the location. Mods? Help ?

Okay, okay - this should not have been the highlight of my evening, but that's me.
 

Infinite

Troublesome Internet Fringe Dweller
Not as bad as me - at the first knock on the door for the evening, I donned my Anon mask, ripped open the front door and yelled "who goes there?" - thinking I would give the kids a bit of a fright.

Three little girls, all of about six or seven, burst into tears and fled :( Man, did I feel stink.

Mrs BLiP was less than impressed, the mask was confiscated for the rest of the evening, and I had to go out and apologise to the chaperone parent. Happily, she saw the funny side of it but it took a while before the girls worked up the courage to carry on with their door-knocking.

While I'm on the subject, in my day the door-knockers were pretty much required to have some sort of item - be it a joke or a song or magic trick, something - but these days they just seem to open their bags and expect sweets. Ungrateful youth these days, I dunno . . . tsk tsk tsk.
 

uniquemand

Unbeliever
Yeah. When we were kids, we tended to vandalize people's houses who didn't wear costumes or otherwise decorate or entertain us. None of us would have DARED go out without a cool costume AND some sort of act to go along with it.
 

MrNobody

Who needs merits?
A Hallowe'en night missed opportunity has been bugging me a LOT and so I've decided to post here, on the off chance that a particular Anon might read it. I am SUCH an idiot - never think of the right thing to say until at least an hour later, and I managed to do it again.

I opened my door to a sweet little kid who was trick-or-treating with parents. Not only was the child in costume, the father was in a black suit, white shirt and V mask. Being excited to possibly see an Anon in real life, what do I do? I ask what the significance of the mask was. NEVER OCCURRED to me that he could think I was CofS or OSA! Of course he just said he liked the movie, and I was very disappointed. It wasn't until a while later that it dawned on me that OF COURSE he wouldn't say anything without knowing who the heck I was.

So anyway, if the Anon who was escorting his child house to house on Elkwood Street happens, by some stretch, to read this thread - HELLO! I'm thrilled to have been standing right beside you!

Well, everybody has their occasional moment(s) of social ineptitude - I guess that's just part of being human.

Can you imagine? One day someone unexpectedly mentions $cn and you can just say "Oh, they? Well, I've been with them for a while, but nowadays I just think they're <whatever it is that you REALLY think>. I'd call that freedom. :)

Sorry to have posted in this category - it took me a while to even figure out how to start a new thread - yeah, I finally saw the button, but have no idea how to change the location. Mods? Help ?

Okay, okay - this should not have been the highlight of my evening, but that's me.

You'd have to be IN a certain sub-forum, and THEN click the <New Thread> button to create a new thread there. If you want an existing thread moved, you'll need to ask an Admin or Mod to do it for you - either by PMing them (good) or by hitting the <Report> button (easier but not so good, because the <Report> button's main purpose is to notify the mods about things that need immediate action e.g. reporting spam or a post that promotes illegal stuff).
 

SchwimmelPuckel

Genuine Meatball
<snip> Sorry to have posted in this category - it took me a while to even figure out how to start a new thread - yeah, I finally saw the button, but have no idea how to change the location. Mods? Help ? <snip>
Nothing wrong with the category.. FinallyMe met a real live Anon and managed to start her first Topic! - That's Breaking News.. Until tormorrow anyway..

:yes:
 

UkAnony

Patron Meritorious
A Hallowe'en night missed opportunity has been bugging me a LOT and so I've decided to post here, on the off chance that a particular Anon might read it. I am SUCH an idiot - never think of the right thing to say until at least an hour later, and I managed to do it again.

I opened my door to a sweet little kid who was trick-or-treating with parents. Not only was the child in costume, the father was in a black suit, white shirt and V mask. Being excited to possibly see an Anon in real life, what do I do? I ask what the significance of the mask was. NEVER OCCURRED to me that he could think I was CofS or OSA! Of course he just said he liked the movie, and I was very disappointed. It wasn't until a while later that it dawned on me that OF COURSE he wouldn't say anything without knowing who the heck I was.

So anyway, if the Anon who was escorting his child house to house on Elkwood Street happens, by some stretch, to read this thread - HELLO! I'm thrilled to have been standing right beside you!

Sorry to have posted in this category - it took me a while to even figure out how to start a new thread - yeah, I finally saw the button, but have no idea how to change the location. Mods? Help ?

Okay, okay - this should not have been the highlight of my evening, but that's me.

How can you be sure it was an Anon? Just cos the guy was wearing a a V mask doesn't mean he's an Anon.
 

uniquemand

Unbeliever
Not sad, GREAT! Not only are a lot of people who wear those masks definitely Anons, but the Church gets to be extra paranoid about all the others who just loved the movie and don't know of any other social significance to their costume!
 

FinallyMe

Silver Meritorious Patron
I'm betting he's an Anon, mostly because he became way too nonchalant when I ask him about his mask. Also, I live about 15 miles from Big Blue - not knowing anything about the density or concentration of Anons, it seems that there could be a lot of them around the area. Besides, it's more fun to think he really is an Anon!
 

Dilettante

Patron Meritorious
I saw one too!!!

I try to be balanced with these things. I do secretly get a thrill to see the mask but I have to reserve curiosity or comments. I do get a kick out of Scientology kids using the word "epic" or posting the Eminem "not afraid" song on thier FB pages. I wonder if some policies are going to crop up on those issues, " My Mom says Eminem is a suppresive..." "Epic is a downstat word..."
 

TG1

Angelic Poster
Not as bad as me - at the first knock on the door for the evening, I donned my Anon mask, ripped open the front door and yelled "who goes there?" - thinking I would give the kids a bit of a fright.

Three little girls, all of about six or seven, burst into tears and fled :( Man, did I feel stink.

Mrs BLiP was less than impressed, the mask was confiscated for the rest of the evening, and I had to go out and apologise to the chaperone parent. Happily, she saw the funny side of it but it took a while before the girls worked up the courage to carry on with their door-knocking.

While I'm on the subject, in my day the door-knockers were pretty much required to have some sort of item - be it a joke or a song or magic trick, something - but these days they just seem to open their bags and expect sweets. Ungrateful youth these days, I dunno . . . tsk tsk tsk.

BLiP, this cracked me up so much my ribs hurt! And then I read it to the family assembled in the living room. Some thought it was funny, but none as much as me. I guess you had to be there, that is, reading it on screen.

Thanks for the laugh, man. I love your enthusiasm.

TG1
 

Kookaburra

Gold Meritorious Patron
Not only was the child in costume, the father was in a black suit, white shirt and V mask. Being excited to possibly see an Anon in real life, what do I do? I ask what the significance of the mask was. NEVER OCCURRED to me that he could think I was CofS or OSA! Of course he just said he liked the movie, and I was very disappointed. It wasn't until a while later that it dawned on me that OF COURSE he wouldn't say anything without knowing who the heck I was.

FinallyMe, why don't you go to a demonstration? You'd get to meet a bunch of Anons.
 

shadow

Patron with Honors
We all miss those opportunities so do not fret too much over it. With any luck you will see the father again...

I bought a :guyfawkes: mask at Hot Topic when shopping for costumes with my daughter. The girl at the register looked at me funny and I said "anonymous is everywhere" and just left her wondering.:D:D
I then left the mask by our front door with the other costume stuff and a relative that is still "in" came over.:omg: My husband was upset that the mask was seen and I just reassured him that I was only going to keep it by the front door until I decided who would get it as a gift for Christmas!:whistling:
He was not amused!:naughty:
 

FinallyMe

Silver Meritorious Patron
FinallyMe, why don't you go to a demonstration? You'd get to meet a bunch of Anons.

I'd love to, but I am TOTAL CHICKEN about going anywhere that I don't know anyone. I have no one to accompany me, so I would probably get an extreme attack of nerves on the way there and have to turn around and go home. That's kind of why I would hope to meet this guy and maybe meet up with him (them?) at a protest - I'd sort of know someone there.
 

uniquemand

Unbeliever
there is a group of people who use the V masks in order to identify themselves to each other as Anonymous, a 4chan split-off group which dedicated themselves to the utter destruction of the Church of Scientology. there are many people who wear those masks, and not all of them are members of Anonymous, though they are anonymous.
 

Lynn Fountain Campbell

Silver Meritorious Patron
I'd love to, but I am TOTAL CHICKEN about going anywhere that I don't know anyone. I have no one to accompany me, so I would probably get an extreme attack of nerves on the way there and have to turn around and go home. That's kind of why I would hope to meet this guy and maybe meet up with him (them?) at a protest - I'd sort of know someone there.

I'd probably be there. Give me a call. 323-662-9735. :thumbsup:

<3
Lynn
 
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