- Live in the United States
- Work in a place where other people work also
- Have $50
- Don't know how football works
The course is taught by a Diane Darling, so I decided to research (read: google) what else she does when she's not teaching people how to watch football. Unfortunately, obstacles!
|Reading this aloud with the ellipses causes you to sound like Christopher Walken.|
DISCLOSURE - This event was filmed in front of a live audience at the British Consulate in Boston, MA on January 8, 2013 at the chapter meeting of the Greater Boston ASTD .
With Super Bowl is around the corner, I decided to upload the class so you can enjoy right away rather than spend hours perfecting the video.
Diane, while we're on the topic of oddly specific how-to classes, would you be interested in my course on "How to use grammatically correct sentences in articles describing courses on how to watch American football games"? [editor's note: that sentence might be grammatically incorrect. If so, it's supposed to be ironic or something.]
Welcome to Water Cooler Football - where football and networking meet to have fun!
"To have fun" is a bizarre addendum to that particular sentence, because subjects, objects and verbs are things that matter.
You’re at a party with a football game on, people cheer and you have no idea what happened – do you feel left out?
Here's a free tip from me--if people are cheering, you can do one of two things to fit in. Either just cheer whenever they do, or remain silent and if anyone asks just say you're a Cleveland fan. They'll nod their head in a knowing and sympathetic manner and be none the wiser as to your football ignorance.
At a meeting someone says, “let’s do an end run” – do you feel lost?
Not as lost as mayor Rob Ford of Toronto feels when he tries to actually do an end run!
|This is a pretty good approximation of how pretty much everything Rob Ford does in public goes.|
That is an extremely odd question. If the answer to the question is yes, the question will make no sense. If the answer is no, it's such a mind-numbingly silly question that it still makes no sense. It's like a zen koan, if the word koan means what I currently believe it means, which I'd say is about a 50/50 proposition.
If you don't know how to watch a football, you maybe left out.
This is pretty much my favorite sentence of ever. Am I doing it right?
|Fuck! So close.|
Forgetting to watch a football has certainly had a negative impact on Jermichael Finley's career! ZING
You'll also learn some best practices for networking. How to pick your events (aka "whether report")
Frankly, I have no idea what a "whether report" is, so I'm not even sure we're talking about football anymore.
how to get into a conversation, and .... how to get out of one.
That is the most ominous way possible to write that sentence. It suggests that any beginner can get into a conversation about football, but only the experts will be able to extricate themselves later. I can't tell you how many times I've seen a group of football novices start chatting, only to realize that they are stuck in the conversation forever.
Learn how to be a part of the game with tips and from Gene and Diane. (And wait until you hear how they met!)
|Do I care how they met? No. No, I do not.|