Sunday, January 31, 2010

I dare you to be weird.

Yes, I am daring all of you lovely people to be weird. How weird? Crazy, random, fantastically funny weird. I dare you to grab some friends, go out in a public place, and do something completely out of the ordinary for that location. Start a dance party in the middle of Target. Play Red Rover while you are waiting for a concert to begin. Walk in a single file line while singing showtunes while you're at school. Do something--anything--that is fun that will get people to stare.
Yeah, people are going to stare at you. When you're playing Red Rover at a place that is definitely not a playground (and you're clearly older than seven years old), people will stare. They will probably laugh and say things like, "What are those weirdos doing?"
But that's a good thing! Because you're supposed to be doing weird things!
The incredible thing about being weird in a public place?
People will join you.
Seriously. Maybe for the game in its entirity or maybe for a mere five minutes, but eventually you'll look behind you and see people you don't know grooving to the CD samples at Target, or strategically sending people over for the Red Rover game, or marching in that single file line and belting out 'The Sound of Music.' You may meet some new friends, and you may never see those people again, but you did something awesome that made you and everyone around you laugh in amazement.
I am speaking from experience. It's an incredible phenomenon. So get your best friends together and get ready for the most random afternoon of your life....just be sure to bring your camera!

Not sure where to start? This list has some ideas for ya:

If by some chance strangers don't join you, no worries. You had fun with your friends and it's probably somethign you won't ever forget. =)

1 comment:

  1. Weird people are the best - once I had a train journey cheered up by a guy who jumped on and performed a tap dance, then got off at the next station.