Once upon a time, a long time ago, I joined Mensa.* Everything seemed to be crumbling around me, and I think I needed an ego boost.* As I recall, they had several ways you could qualify, i.e. their IQ test, combined SAT, GRE, ACT scores, etc.* I qualified under one of their standards--just b-a-r-e-l-y--and failed others, one of them miserably.
So, armed with my new MENSA card and my usual delusions, I set off for my first meeting.* It was held at a local beer 'n barf chain, Lums, no longer in existence. I entered.* My fellow Mensans weren't hard to spot.* Remember the original Star Wars bar scene?* (belying your friend's comment about pick up possibilities).* Anyhow...I hung around for a while, attempting bad small talk, and generally being extremely uncomfortable.* Finally, it dawned on me that--having just barely qualified--I was very likely the STOOPIDIST person in the room.* I left.
Some ego boost.
Originally Posted by th
Whatever you say John... :
Anywho, I had a friend in Mensa...he said to forget singles bars and that kind of thing...the meetings were the best place to pick up/get picked up.