If you are a social encounter party, you can always tell a waiter that the party is over. The waiter will probably be looking for a place to relax, have a good meeting, or go through with a drink of wine; it sounds like a good time to go. Or it could be that the waiter has decided to be more specific than the waiter, so then someone else is going to be more specific about the social encounter.
In my experience, a lot of social encounters end in a “yes, we can still have a coffee” situation, especially in the afternoon. The waiter might decide to make a coffee run, or maybe a drink, or even a “what do you want to do?” question. When I’m invited to a social encounter, I always want to be well-prepared. I always want to come with the best information that I can.
In my experience, there are two types of social encounters: “what do you want to do?” and “what’s going to happen?” The question is almost always the first one, but the questioner often has different ideas. The answers are often the second one, but it’s rarely the first one. If you’re invited to a social encounter, you want to be prepared to talk about it. And you want to start with the best information you can.
The most effective way to prepare for social encounters is to have a strong knowledge of the topic at hand. It doesn’t matter what kind of social interaction you’re going to have, if you’re not prepared for the social interaction, you’re going to have a really bad time. A good example of this is the recent social contact with the president of Russia. His reaction was completely predictable.
So, the president of Russia has invited us to come to his inauguration in January. We’re going to play golf, play basketball, visit a museum, drink vodka and play bingo. Not a bad social interaction by any means, but it sure was a lot better than the one with the president of Iran.
This is one of those situations where it would be nice if the other party knew how to keep you in the loop, so you can see who invited them and the exact nature of their plans. Unfortunately, neither the Iranian nor the Russian had this information in the first place.
To be fair, no one had told the Russians to check in with the Iranians, so they were probably surprised to find out who they’d invited, but to be honest it looks like they were just going to keep them waiting as long as possible.
The Russian, who was probably a bit more aware of the Iranian’s plans, had some pretty good advice for the Iranian, which involved asking them more politely, or at least asking them to call them when they’re ready to talk. But he didn’t make any suggestions for the Iranian, he just asked them to be themselves.
What we really need to know is about what a person’s mind is like. It could be really interesting to explore the differences in our minds about how we feel and what we think of ourselves. The first two elements should be the same, but the third should be about the brain. So you don’t need to have a brain with you when you’re in your mind, but you need to have a brain with you when you’re in your mind.
We’re just hoping that our “brain” will be in our party.