The Village Idiot / The Ice Breaker

When I was younger, I used to go to mini-raves in the various clubs in Zagreb, I liked to dance, and the evening was more or less enjoyable based on various things. One evening I went to a club and there was a smaller crowd, so you could see everyone around you and the lighting was a little bit stronger than usual, so everyone felt a little bit self-conscious and most people weren’t dancing, making it a poor party. In a little bit, an older guy showed up on the dancefloor, and started doing some weird-looking funny dance, but it broke the ice and everyone slowly started to dance and enjoy themselves more, and it turned out to be a great night.

I like to credit myself for breaking the ice at both companies I’ve worked at recently (Canada’s Web Shop & Tactica) , and I think my “Village Idiot”-like appearance and attitude facilitates this quite well, because since I am sincere about who I am, the others lower their guard, and so we are able to see each other as normal people we can identify with.

What do you think about my claim? Do you have any similar experience like this? Do you have a different theory to explain this?

Thanks for reading.

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Dan Bernardic

A Winnipeg Web programmer. Proud member of the Skip the Dishes team. Experienced with Web technologies, e.g. HTML5, CSS, ( Server-side ) JS, PHP, WordPress, MVC, etc.

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