SXSW (Pre)Daily Dairy – SXSW is for people from the South and the Southwest
Me: “(Let’s make this be quick.) Good morning!”
Her: “Where are you going.”
Me: “(Suck it.) To Austin, Texas.”
Her: “What for.”
Me: “(What about their “Commitment to respect and courtesy?”) I’m attending a conference called South by Southwest”.
Her: “What do you do for a living.”
Me: ”(That’s gonna do it…) I’m a web entrepreneur.”
Her: “What type of web.”
Me: “(Shit.) It’s a matchmaking site for people who want to exchange knowledge over a coffee.”
Her: “So, a dating site.”
Me: “(Got that before…) Not exactly… More of an educational site.”
Her: “So, it’s a social site.”
(and here is where I should have pivoted. But I persevered…)
Me: “(A social site don’t quite encompass all the greatness of what we do..) Well, since our mission is really to help people to learn from their community, I would say it is an educational site.”
Her: “No, it’s a social site. Where did you say you were going?”
Me : “(I hate the power you have over me.) To a conference called SXSW.”
Her: “THAT’S A CONCERT! IT’S NOT A CONFERENCE!!!”
Me: “… … … (This is not going the way I want.) There’s a music component to it, but there are also an interactive part, and a movie part to it.”
Her: “You’ll have to follow me ‘mam.”
Me: (Damn it.) Sigh.
Against all odds (and another Border officer that was puzzled I was attending an event that was obviously for people of the South and the Southwest) I made it to my plane on time and after a very turbulent fly from Montreal to Dallas, here I am, stuck in the plane is Austin, due to too much traffic and an over-booking of the gates. What a perfect time to write my first SXSW Daily Diary entry. Coming soon!
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