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**zetafunc.****Guest**

I may have to, yes. There probably will not be much social time to balance, though.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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It only takes one to monopolize lots of your time.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

True. I wonder how this one will be. I was surprised that she did the approaching. (Well, not exactly an 'approach' -- we just had a conversation.)

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Did she not sit down next to you? Then she did the initial approaching.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Yes, it was strange. She chose to sit next to me, rather than someone else. Says she knows adriana and Hannah well but hasn't heard of me before.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I would say that is a good sign. What did you think of her?

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

She's very nice, polite, a good talker. She wanted to keep the conversation going. Very neat and tidy sort of person. Quite good-looking and outgoing, too. Seems like she initiated almost everything, although I had to ask for her number.

It is a bit strange that she'd want to sit next to a guy, though. Having gone to an all-girls school for 7 years, you would think she would be very shy around them but she didn't appear that way at all.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I tend to think that shyness is built in, part of the makeup of a person. What her environment was like did not matter.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Hmm. What adriana told me was that the girls there are frustrated and desperate because there are no guys around, anywhere.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That is not apt to make them shy...

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

But, they will have had little experience with interacting with guys...

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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The experience you are talking about comes built in for them.

This girl was not nervous or hesitant. had you not asked she would have written it down and given it to you.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

I don't think she would have -- she had packed up all her stuff and was about to leave...

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hmmm, probably a bluff or exasperation.

Girls are great at making exits. They love mind games.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

I am going to have to text her and ask her for her e-mail at some point...

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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You could have asked for that last time. When you see her again...

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

I've been speaking to a different person every lecture -- haven't met the same person twice. There are a lot of people...

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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She found you once, why not again?

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Would she want to talk to the same guy again?

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That is up to her and how well you did.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

How well I did?

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Remember we talked about their lack of patience? Their lack of understanding for hesitation? If you appeared that way then you are already dead.

Being called away see you tomorrow and hopefully you will have even better news.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Hmm. It's hard to tell, we sat next to each other for over 2 hours and had casual chat over the breaks. I at least got her number, hopefully that is a good thing.

Okay, see you later.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Some girls use that as kind of a test.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Which part?