Making Headlines!

It’s like 3 AM and I’m just getting down to write what is now yesterdays blog.. Today was an exceptionally busy day but I’m glad I could fit it all in.

Today I searched for solutions to gain exposure for my story to the public. Funny thing, I learned that you can’t fully explain all of this to a total stranger in less than five minutes. Where do you start?  How do you give them what they are looking for.. What the hell *are* you doing standing in front of them in their shop? It makes it even harder when you realize that they have no clue what you’re talking about.

I was starting to think I should have paid more attention in school. Where do I start? Talking about this individually to people I’ve never met isn’t quite as easy as I had imagined.

Fade to black and white. I’m standing at a chalkboard in front of Trevor, my dog. I’ve got a wooden pointer in my hand and I’m tapping it rapidly on the board, telling him *so clearly* that E equals MC squared, and he’s nodding his head up and down in agreement.

Zap! I’m struck with the realization that *nobody* knows what the hell I’m talking about!

Determined, I continue to explain my situation, sometimes going as far back as “..So there’s this thing on the radio where 2 strangers get married..” I go on and try to give them all the relevant information while they try to absorb it all and I try to get to the point before I lose them in a cloud of questions and whosits and whatnots.

I do have to say, this social experiment may have already screened out additional information. What I’ve noticed in my travels and conversations (with people I’ve never met) is that either men and women perceive my situation differently, or that I’m just better with women!

All kidding aside, I do find the women are more likely to say things like “Oh, that’s adorable! You’re such a sweet guy” and then proceed to gladly help me in every way they can think of, while men are more likely to say “Uhhhhhhhh?… OK..??.. Soooo…What do you want from me?” while slowly reaching for the silent alarm.

All in all it’s been well worth the efforts and I’m so glad that I might not have to explain my story so much from the ground up anymore since Robin Summerfield and the Calgary Herald were generous enough to sit down and write it all up so nicely. In case you missed it, my debut in the headlining world is here: A would be groom comes to his senses.

– Forever Groom

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