So I am the Social Chair of grad student club for my department. One of my “duties” is to organize our holiday party. The last two years, I arranged a nice get together with appetizers, cookies, wine, etc and both years the same three people were the only ones to come.
This year I decided not to stress about this party: I’ve got several deadlines to wrestle with and no money in the student account. I do, however, have a Groupon that’s about to expire for an old school sports bar & grill right by campus. So, this year I invited everybody to meet me there and I’ll buy a round of nachos and cheese fries as well as a pitcher of PBR.
Y’all, I have had so many people reply yes. Apparently dive bars are the key to my classmates’ hearts. Who knew?