Meeting tomorrow morning

@ramapo17 (22489)
Melbourne, Florida
June 6, 2016 10:36pm CST
Tomorrow morning my husband and I have a newcomers meeting in this new 55 plus community we just moved into. I was told we both have to get up and tell a little summary of ourselves. I hate talking in front of people I don't know. I had enough speaking when I was a teacher for cosmetology and then when I became a store manager for Home Depot. I had lots of meetings I had to attend every month and some I took part in organizing them. If I wanted to speak I would have stayed working.
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@Jdaw1985 (4003)
• Harrells, North Carolina
7 Jun 16
Why in the world do you have to do that for the place that you are living at now?
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@ramapo17 (22489)
• Melbourne, Florida
7 Jun 16
Within the houses there is a big club house and there are activities all the time, all week and some people run different things in it. It is a Home Owners Association. We didn't have to join but that is one of the reasons we moved here. I want to get our and do things and make new friends. We met some in the pool the other day so now we will meet more. They have refreshments and fun. So I am told.
@ramapo17 (22489)
• Melbourne, Florida
7 Jun 16
It is a 55 plus community and there is a Home Owners Association and they have all kinds of activities, including dances, dinners, trips, etc. They are always looking for new people to be involved. Hopefully we will meet some new BFF's.
@Jdaw1985 (4003)
• Harrells, North Carolina
7 Jun 16
@ramapo17 Oh ok but still I do not think that you should have to ive a summery of your selfs.
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@MGjhaud (20749)
• Philippines
7 Jun 16
is that really necessary everytime there's a new comer in your community?
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@ramapo17 (22489)
• Melbourne, Florida
9 Jun 16
I don't know, this is all new to me. It is good as we did stand up so everyone got to see us, that way, the people can come up to us and introduce themselves.
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@MGjhaud (20749)
• Philippines
10 Jun 16
oh ok, thats new to me too.
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@ramapo17 (22489)
• Melbourne, Florida
10 Jun 16
@MGjhaud The meetings are held once a month for the entire community and they have outsiders come in to talk about things going on in the town. There are activities everyday if you want to attend. It is a good way to meet the new people and in the same building is the gym, game rooms, card rooms, and many other things and the huge pool is right outside. If it is nice out people can stay and use the pool or any other activities that are offered.
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• United States
7 Jun 16
I would never do well in that setting, not into meetings or following all their rules.
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@ramapo17 (22489)
• Melbourne, Florida
9 Jun 16
I only do what I want to do, I am never pushed into anything and my husband knows that too. If I like something I will go and do it but if I don't, I will stay away and I have no problems saying I don't like something. I hate cards and will never, ever play them. Many people have tried to convince my but then I get really stubborn and stay away from those people.
• United States
9 Jun 16
@ramapo17 I have heard good and bad things about that type of community. I guess for some it is the right way to go...hope you like it.
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@ramapo17 (22489)
• Melbourne, Florida
10 Jun 16
@AbbyGreenhill We like people and to do different things. I know we will get involved in one thing or another so we are looking forward to it.
@toniganzon (48524)
• Philippines
7 Jun 16
I love speaking in front of the people, especially those I don't know. Wanna switch places?
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@ramapo17 (22489)
• Melbourne, Florida
9 Jun 16
Sure. I did enough of it when I worked and that part of my life is over.
@toniganzon (48524)
• Philippines
10 Jun 16
@ramapo17 Someday, I'll get to that part of my life where I don't want to speak in front of people anymore....maybe lol
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@sol_cee (14334)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
7 Jun 16
Aww.. Don't forget to mention about myLot.
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@ramapo17 (22489)
• Melbourne, Florida
7 Jun 16
Of course. I have already told the lady next door about it and she is interested.
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@sol_cee (14334)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
7 Jun 16
@ramapo17 haha then you will be best friends and talk about myLot people others can't relate. lol
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@jstory07 (65376)
• Roseburg, Oregon
7 Jun 16
I do not like large crowds. But small groups of people to speak in front of are just great.
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@ramapo17 (22489)
• Melbourne, Florida
7 Jun 16
Right, I don't mind a few people, then I don't keep quiet at all.
@ramapo17 (22489)
• Melbourne, Florida
7 Jun 16
I can handle a few people but maybe after I get in there I might get my old self back and keep talking.
@gr8nana6 (2207)
• United States
9 Jun 16
I don't like to talk in front of large crowds anymore.
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@ramapo17 (22489)
• Melbourne, Florida
9 Jun 16
Me neither. I did my share of it during all my working life. Now if I don't want to I won't.
@jaboUK (53411)
• United Kingdom
7 Jun 16
It sounds like a good way for them to get to know you, but I hope you don't find it too irksome.
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@ramapo17 (22489)
• Melbourne, Florida
9 Jun 16
I agree with you @jaboUK. There are so many activities and daily things going on, almost like going on a cruise. We do not have to do everything and I am sure when they see we are not interested in certain things they will leave us alone. On the other hand if we do like something they will not be able to get away from us.
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@Platespinner (16532)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
7 Jun 16
I'm not too fond of getting up and talking myself, but sometimes those ice-breaker type introductions make it easier to get to know people in a group.
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@ramapo17 (22489)
• Melbourne, Florida
9 Jun 16
@Platespinner, you are right and if I am in the mood or know ahead of time I would get up and speak I had to all my life so this is my time and my "rules".
@JudyEv (118544)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Jun 16
You can always make it a very short summary! I would find it difficult too. Hope it's not too stressful.
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@ramapo17 (22489)
• Melbourne, Florida
9 Jun 16
@JudyEv It is not stressful at all, if I don't want to do something, nothing can make me and my husband knows how I will get and never push me into it.
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@allen0187 (32566)
• Philippines
7 Jun 16
Don't worry, I bet it will be a short talk. Nothing more than a few lines. At least, you'll get to meet new people.
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