Why We Sometimes Need To Clone Ourselves
I tried. I really did try.
But I just could not be in two places at one time. That’s why I sometimes I wish I could clone myself so I can be at all the events and places with all the people who invited me.
It’s the typical South Bay dilemma. You’re with one group of friends and another group of friends is at another place and you promised to stop in and see them, but you just can’t leave where you’re at, so you miss seeing the other friends.
Oh, and then a local band like Angry Donkey is also playing and that’s another stop you have to make during the night.
When this happens, I feel kind of bad about it because when I say I’ll do something or I’ll be somewhere, I like to fulfill on my promise. Too many people in the South Bay flake, but I like people to know that I am reliable.
But here’s the thing. Nobody ever gets mad at anyone for not showing up because you know what – that person or group you missed one day or night is likely in another bar the very next day or night, so you really didn’t miss anything. You just delayed it.
That is one reason the “flake factor” is so high in Hermosa. The other reason, of course, is that people here won’t commit to doing anything in advance for FOMO – fear of missing out in case something better comes along at the last minute.
Which is rarely does, of course.
Naturally, it’s always better to have too many places to be at once rather than none at all. And here’s something funny – as I type this, I have some friends wanting me to join them out in Redondo Beach and some more asking me to meet them at Tower 12 in Hermosa.
I’m going to Tower 12 because that’s the group I didn’t meet out last night. Guess I’ll see the Redondo people tomorrow!