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First impression: Think it’s good?

Andrew said that he met a woman at a Braves game recently and some flirting started happening. He was impressed by her so much that they exchanged phone numbers early in the evening. After a couple of innings, things had changed. The woman became a little obnoxious and rude as the Braves started to lose. At some point, he said she yelled and nearly got into an altercation.

Clearly he wished he was not so proactive in giving her his digits because now she was drunk texting him. Ah, first impressions. They aren’t always so great, are they?

Have you ever met someone and thought you made a pretty good impression? Did you later find out that you didn’t?

I think single people judge one another too harshly and too fast sometimes, though. What about second impressions?

The last time you approached someone that caught your eye, what kind of impression do you think you made on them?

By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta

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Exiled

September 30th, 2013
6:14 am

Met her at a Braves game? Recently?
I hope it wasn’t one of us…(cough)…our own :lol:

Single and Happy

September 30th, 2013
8:22 am

hey all

The last time you approached someone that caught your eye, what kind of impression do you think you made on them? Since everyone isn’t going to like everyone, don’t worry about first impressions, just be yourself and they either like you or they don’t.

I think single people judge one another too harshly and too fast sometimes, though People in general seem to judge too harshly these days, it’s part of this over opinionated society we live in.

Button

September 30th, 2013
8:38 am

He met her at a sporting event, what did he expect? for her to be all dainty? she was in game mode give her a break. As for the drunk texting, would he had preferred her drunk dialing him? lol
Outside of the drunk texting, he’s being a bit too harsh. If he really want to get to know her, then he should let the drunk texting slide and start from hello.
She lost points not for drunk texting but texting period! she must be young. only the young text instead of calling..imo

Good morning!

Hazel

September 30th, 2013
8:43 am

Can’t relate to the topic. I do however think that first impressions are important. It would be hard for me to give someone a second chance after they blew in at the first impression.

SlimNu

September 30th, 2013
8:57 am

Some folks are just passionate about sports…it doesn’t mean they are a bad person. Now if we had more details of what the drunk texts consisted of, then I might be able to comment.

I did not sleep good at all last night…arrrgggghhhh!

Celisea

September 30th, 2013
8:58 am

I think first impressions can be a double edge sword. Typically first impressions are lasting or last impressions, but just every now and again folks deserve a second chance. Sometimes folks don’t get off on the good foot. Now, for today’s example, meh I dunno if I’d rethink. Getting drunk would be the first red flag and then getting drunk and showing your tail. I probably would be turned off….in this instance. But again, sometimes folks aren’t having a good day or things didn’t go well.

The chick in the example wudn’t me!! LOLOL I don’t drink, so naw couldn’t have been me. I don’t clown and carry on in public either. Not my style :)

Celisea

September 30th, 2013
9:00 am

I’m not a sports fan…per se, but if I’m at an event or watching with my boo, I’m gonna get into it….may as well. I was screaming while we watched the Georgia vs LSU game…and I don’t even like college ball :) I enjoyed it.

Miss Moni

September 30th, 2013
9:11 am

GOOD Monday Morning MIA!!! *Had a great time in Crystal City, VA!* :-)

First impressions. . . I agree with Hazel, it would be hard for me to give a guy a second chance if he made a horrible first impression. I’m a believer in taking the time to get to know someone, however you must first present something that I want to get to know more of.

Celisea

September 30th, 2013
9:35 am

At some point, he said she yelled and nearly got into an altercation.

I didn’t come close to an altercation, but I was yelling at the Braves’ game Thursday. You’re into it, you can’t help it. It’s fun. It’s a sporting event. I would think a dude could appreciate a woman appreciating and getting into.

I’ll be at a golfing event Thurday. I won’t be yelling like I was at the game, but Imma try and appreciate a good time.

Button

September 30th, 2013
9:42 am

first impression are lasting impressions whether it be positive or negative.

was he there to watch the game or eye her the entire time? It’s been a while since I’ve been to a game of any kind, I’m not into sports. But the times I did go, I had a ball yelling for the team I chose to go for that day and yes some ppl did get into some sort of altercation but it was all part of the game. Fans are serious about their teams.

SlimNu

September 30th, 2013
9:44 am

I would usually be down to attend almost any sporting event versus watching it on tv. But I think golf would be one of those things I’d pass on attending live as well as watching it on television. lolol But I sure hope you find some enjoyment when you go. lol

SlimNu

September 30th, 2013
9:46 am

I managed not to be that girl at the Braves game Friday. However, my behind had heartburn after eating bbq at the tailgate, then scarfing down a chilli dawg during the game….i’m sure those red cups of Goose and cran didn’t help matters either.

Leggs

September 30th, 2013
9:46 am

SlimNu ~ I didn’t sleep good at all…tossed and turned the entire night. Most of the night consisted of my brain valuing the importance of hastags and FB. WTF??? And, didn’t have anything to drink so that wasn’t the cause of such stupidness.

First impressions are important. That first encounter will either move you to second encounter or leave you by the curb. But, the first shouldn’t solely rest upon who and what a person is. So many variables can take place that doesn’t make a person come across in the best light…e.g., nervousness. No doubt one should look at the person and their actions, and some are a no go and some should be given a second chance.

Good morning!

Button

September 30th, 2013
9:48 am

Actually his first impression of her was great, he was so impressed with her they exchanged digits. So in actuality she had a good first impression.

Celisea

September 30th, 2013
9:52 am

It’s work related…lol That and everything being “free”…lol I went last year and I really had a nice time.

Leggs

September 30th, 2013
10:05 am

To somewhat try to find out why hastags seeped into my brain, I’m blaming it on Jimmy Kimmel’s skit with JustinBeiber that I heard for the second time Saturday! That had to be it (lolol).

Reio

September 30th, 2013
10:12 am

Morning all!

First impressions can be a barometer. I used to try and get a feel for who this new person is by listening to what said. And, yes, I did ask a lot of questions. Not to catch them in a lie, but to gauge their temperament and get some idea as to how they felt on certain issues. I became fairly skilled at this, especially after one of them told me “Feels like um on a job interview or sumthin.” I was kinda quick, I admit, but I wanted as much information to go on, as soon as I could, in order to determine whether to continue or not. Remember, for me, it was pretty much all about matrimony. So I was all about it, in my ‘inquisitions’.

Miss Moni

September 30th, 2013
10:17 am

-Slim I’m not a fan of watching a golf or tennis event in person or on tv. I’ve tried and it just doesn’t work for me.

MsAtl

September 30th, 2013
10:18 am

Morning All!

I think his first impression of her was good. It was after she became engrossed in the game that his impression changed. I have never been to a game where I have not observed rowdy behavior. While, unattractive, I cannot say that the game behavior is the true her (please, I hope not). In this instance, give her a second chance…

Have you ever met someone and thought you made a pretty good impression? Did you later find out that you didn’t? Actually, the opposite- I have met people and thought I didn’t make a good impression, to find out that I did. All in all, I don’t kill myself trying to impress people. I can only be who I am.

kimmie

September 30th, 2013
10:18 am

Morning Gang!

GO DAWGS!!!!!! Celisea, did they give you a heart attack like they gave me?? Man, that was wild, but so glad we won!! One of my coworkers’ wife went to LSU, so I ribbed him a little this morning, not too bad though.

On topic – See, sounds like Andrew is a stick in the mud to me. Girl was just passionate about her team and the game! Dang, and almost getting into a fight – the right dude would have loved it. Other fans can get obnoxious too, and what is she supposed to do, sit there and take it? He was so impressed with her so early, even jumping to get the digits. Sounds to me like she might be a fun person that got a bit wild that night. I say give her another chance, Andrew. :lol:

Celisea

September 30th, 2013
10:21 am

Kimmie – Giiiirl, when I told my brother how I was screaming, cause and a few other dudes were discussing, he was looking at me with a blank stare saying….”I thought you didn’t like football.” Yes, girl. The last 1.4 minute/seconds was driving me insane!

Bluzgirl

September 30th, 2013
10:21 am

Morning everyone!

First impressions are important, but I don’t think it’s the be all end all (is that the right saying?). At a sporting event like that, you can expect a lot of people to get all into the game. Some people are just passionate. For us sports fans, your mood can really change if things start to go south for your team. Now…the drunk texting is another thing. I guess it depends on how many texts and what she said to him. If it was only one or two texts, no big deal. If it was 10, then that’s excessive!

Just be yourself no matter what!!!

Reio

September 30th, 2013
10:25 am

Speaking of first impressions, yesterday, my daughter and her fiancée had an immediate family dinner at a very nice restaurant, planned and paid for by the bridesmaids, three of which went to high school with her, and two of whom, I have known since they were little girls. Met his parents. Actually, I had met his mother several months ago, when they both brought her up to my room at the VA hospital during my recuperation after surgery. I was impressed by her then, and his father left no doubt as to where my son-in-law to be, got his finer qualities and attributes from. A wonderful day, indeed!

Bluzgirl

September 30th, 2013
10:25 am

And by the way….IT’S GREAT TO BE A GEORGIA BULLDOG!!!!!!!

SlimNu

September 30th, 2013
10:26 am

Leggs – Your dream was worse than mine…I had some “The Hills Have eye’s” kinda of dream where I was trying to escape. When I thought i had gotten away, next thing I know, I was back in the building where all the crazy folks were. lol

kimmie

September 30th, 2013
10:27 am

Bluz – Don’t come in here all calm, like you didn’t go to the BEST GAME EVER in Athens on Saturday!!!LOL!!!

Leggs

September 30th, 2013
10:29 am

Mine was a lot tamer than yours, that’s for sure! Being scared while dreaming isn’t good, especially when you keep finding yoursef in the lion’s lair.

Bluzgirl

September 30th, 2013
10:31 am

kimmie – RIGHT?!?!?! What an incredible first game for me! I’m glad I cut my nails before I went cause I would have been biting them for sure!!! To be in that loud stadium was unreal!

Bluzgirl

September 30th, 2013
10:31 am

Speaking of dreams…why did I dream about The Ex Saturday night and last night?!?! I hate that…I don’t want to ever see him and I don’t want him in my dreams! How do you stop that crap?

Bluzgirl

September 30th, 2013
10:34 am

Although…I did enjoy hitting him and his girl one of the dreams. LOL

SlimNu

September 30th, 2013
10:35 am

Moni – I’d probably do a tennis match but golf is a No-go.

I went to Lil 5 points over the weekend to find an outfit for a 70’s party i’m going to. But now I need some white go go boots and I refuse to spend a lot of money for something I’ll wear only once. Anyone know of some consignment shop that may have some for the low low?

Bluzgirl

September 30th, 2013
10:43 am

Slim – Call Psycho Sisters…I believe they have a couple of locations, including one in Little 5

SlimNu

September 30th, 2013
10:54 am

Bluz – I went by there Saturday but they didn’t have any…I’ll probably be on the search grind up until my trip.

Durty Burd

September 30th, 2013
11:06 am

Good Morning!

MissMoni..Welcome back! Did you have a good time in Virginia? Also is this a resort type city?

I hope everyone had a good weekend!

The blog ladies are in unison today with regards to giving the drunk woman a second chance…I say NOTTTTTTTTTT! The blog ladies have stated many times when they see bad drunken behavior on a date it is a tell, tell sign of bad things to come.

Andrew run as fast you can, because her bad drunken behavior is really immature behavior regardless of the event. There is no reason to incite an altercation, when is that ever acceptable? Never..Drunken texting that is too funny! I hope she was not drunk driving too!

Run Andrew Run its obvious you do not like a woman who acts like that in public so keep it moving…Although you might want to see how wild it gets in the bedroom after a few drinks…heheheheheehhe

Leggs

September 30th, 2013
11:09 am

Durty ~ I don’t think I said give her a second chance. Don’t recall commenting on her at all (lol).

Bluzgirl

September 30th, 2013
11:10 am

Durty – But, they weren’t on a date…

MsAtl

September 30th, 2013
11:11 am

Durty- Diva did not say Andrew observed drunken behavior. She said he received drunk texts. We did not get sufficient information on the texting and since Andrew didn’t observe drunken behavior, I can’t make that assessment. That is why I am saying that he should give her a second chance. That will allow him to assess whether her “sports fan” behavior is the true her, in which case, yes, run.

Celisea

September 30th, 2013
11:14 am

I agree….there is NEVER a time to get into an altercation. JUST WALK AWAY….nothing is that deep or worth it…and if it is, call the cops. No need in running the risk of getting shot or possibly killed or catching a case number.

Celisea

September 30th, 2013
11:16 am

For today’s example….

Yelling over or due to the game – Totally acceptable :mrgreen:

Getting into an altercation (I don’t agre) – Rethink, depends on why

Getting drunk – Nooooo, no go….Run Andrew Ruuuuuunnnnn!!!

Drunken texts – Ruuuuuun Andrew Run!!!

I know I don’t drink anymore, but for me, getting drunk, not knowing your limits, not being able to hold your alcohol is totally unacceptable, totally!!

kimmie

September 30th, 2013
11:17 am

Durty – I am one that said give her a 2nd chance. But hey, if the drunk texts or her wild behavior at the game turned him off, just text her back & say lose my number. That simple. And next time don’t act so thirsty, talk and observe a little more before exchanging numbers.

kimmie

September 30th, 2013
11:21 am

Getting into an altercation (I don’t agre) – Rethink, depends on why

Cel – That’s where I was coming from, depends on why. Did she start it or what? Was she around other overzealous fans and stuff got out of hand and she had to defend herself? Depends.

Durty Burd

September 30th, 2013
11:21 am

SlimNu..That is about the guy you went on a date with..He wants to scare you out of the bootey…!

ITL…I wan to apologize for stating you and BluzGirl are the same person, I need you to comeback to the blog just in case you get an extra UGA ticket, I want to be first in line..Can I come to the tailgate party too? lol

Great Victory by the Bulldogs…A very exciting team this year!

The Falcons may not get 8 wins this year, Matty Ice is playing like Matty scared to get hit…

Celisea

September 30th, 2013
11:23 am

Kimmie – Exactly. Sometimes folks will draw you out as in take you there. As much as possible, call the cops or get security, but don’t think you do something and Imma just sit.

Bluzgirl

September 30th, 2013
11:32 am

Durty – I don’t think you’ll have a chance at that one…The tailgaters LOVED me, so I just might be the first to get extra tix in the future! ;-)

Durty Burd

September 30th, 2013
11:37 am

Kimmie…Why are you calling Andrew Thirsty? I mean when you met someone who you were attractive too, did you not give the digits up on the first date? Oh..maybe you were thirsty too!

The blog is always talking about folks having class and using common sense, if you are about to get into a confrontation at a ballgame, then I guess you are lacking in those areas…

Now I am from the Dawg Pound, where fights were as common as drinking beer, but men don’t like women who start ish and she might have started the possible altercation…

I can understand where Andrew is coming from, first impression are important the problem is she cannot handle her alchol and that turned Andrew off…

Celisea

September 30th, 2013
11:38 am

And Imma say this, a drunk dude is awful, but a chick drunk, sloppy and falling over is uuuugh, the worst. Don’t remember nothing the next day, if you’ve been molested, dropped in a dumpster, robbed or what. No way should you ever allow self inflicted incapacitation. That is just crass and classless….

Celisea

September 30th, 2013
11:44 am

Should have been….”don’t know if you’ve been molested, dropped in a dumpster, robbed or what.”

Celisea

September 30th, 2013
11:47 am

The blog is always talking about folks having class and using common sense, if you are about to get into a confrontation at a ballgame, then I guess you are lacking in those areas…

I don’t believe anyone said drunken altercations were okay. I, for one said it’s NEVER okay.

Anyhoo………

Into the Light

September 30th, 2013
11:51 am

@DB: um, thanks for the apology. It seemed so sincere and heartfelt. :lol:

, all and GO DAWGS!

Into the Light

September 30th, 2013
11:53 am

Should have been morning, all.