Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Friendship (at least for guys)
The internet has brought about a new era of communication and action.
For those of you who don't know...
When a large group of people assemble suddenly and perform an unusual action for a brief time then quickly disperse, it's called a Flash Mob.
You can find some famous ones, here, here and here.
This afternoon, I organized my first Flash Mob...
At 2:15pm, a good friend of mine named Garrett and I were studying in our Fraternity's library (the 'Brary). He finished his work and I still had half a paper to write.
Bragging, he announced to everyone in the 'Brary that he was "going to take a nap."
Furious that I still had to write a paper and Garrett was going to sleep, I decided to organize a flash mob.
I immediately sent the following email to my Fraternity listserv (90 people):
If you're not doing anything...
Garrett just informed me that he's going to "Take a nap."
I would like to prevent him from doing this.
If you're not doing anything between 2:28pm and 3:30pm, please call Garrett at 336-###-#### and ask him a worthless question.
In the next hour, Garrett got 40 calls and 16 text messages.
Needless to say, he did not fall asleep.
Pomer - 1, Garrett - 0
Note: Thanks to those of you who participated.