Saturday, March 26, 2011
Warren and I planned to go to a munch last evening...... for those of you unclear on the term munch - it is a get together of like minded people. So in this case an event was listed on Fetlife announcing the time and place, and anyone interested can attend.
As the munches today seem to involve drinking and no food....... Warren and I decided to go into town early and have a quiet dinner together at a little restaurant. We had a delightful dinner - quiet time together which is so nice in this busy world. Then off to the munch
It was listed as starting at 7 - we arrived at 7:15 (a tad early but still) and the organisers weren't even there!
The evening for the most part went downhill from there. At one point I honestly felt I was back in high school with the "in crowd" and the clicks. I was mingling..... and noticed a young chap standing by himself at the bar just staring off into space.
I went over a started a conversation with him..... Warren soon joined me... and the three us enjoyed an hour's long conversation about the lifestyle .. and life in general. It turns out he was really new to the lifestyle - only joining Fetlife a week ago. He told us that he had given it an hour and if things hadn't improved he was gonna slip out and (in my opinion) brand the lifestyle folks as snobbish and unwelcoming.
It made me question why hold a munch if you aren't going to play host and at least make sure folks are introduced to one or two other folks. Why was it this young chap managed to get in... be there for close to an hour and didn't even know who the host was??!!! Honestly I find that shameful.
Warren and I headed off to home around 11:30 with me wondering how soon I will venture out to another munch.