Don't know what to say? Write 5 fast options.

I've been making many brand-new friends here in Austin. Yay!

Here's the deal. Once I get to know you, I let loose and I'm really quirky and goofy and wonderful. But before then, I get a bit scared and clam up.

I looked up 'clam' in giphy and this is what it gave me 🤷‍♀️

Most of my new friends originate from places like Twitter and I get to write to them before we meet in person. THANK GOD. So what I do is, if I want to be engaging but I suck that day, I just quickly write 5 possible things I could say.

It usually goes like this.

  1. Hi. I don't know you and I don't know what to say but like, we should meet.
  2. Hey. Let's meet for food?
  3. Howdy! I hear Veracruz has a mean breakfast taco, wanna join?
  4. I heard that you aren't allowed to call yourself an Austinite until you've had breakfast tacos at Veracruz. Noon on Saturday?
  5. — (sent #4)

Sometimes, as you can see from the above, I don't need 5 tries to get it right. But every time I write a new response, it gets better. Try it and let me know how it goes!

Subscribe to Madison Taskett

Don’t miss out on the latest issues. Sign up now to get access to the library of members-only issues.
jamie@example.com
Subscribe