Feb 032011

In my last post, I mentioned that the Hat O’ Questions Game can inadvertently result in an argument or at the very least, an uncomfortable moment. Additionally, it can spark a moment of “Low Tide” in the discussion. Low Tide can happen at any time. It is not a predicted event like the daily natural occurrences that happen in the San Francisco Bay. Topics like ex-girlfriends or an annoying co-worker are just a few of the subjects that can trigger a rapid decline in a conversation’s “sea level.”

This strange phenomenon can catch any smooth and cheerful exchange of words and turn it into a yelling and screaming match  among the best of friends. Thankfully, the yelling and screaming are not usually aimed at each other, but of a person or people not present.

When the “target’s” name is mentioned, I can almost hear the music from the 70’s movie classic Jaws in the background right before the Great White shark’s victim is mauled and eaten. If the person is not well liked by the people that started¬† the conversation, a feeding frenzy is likely to occur. I feel sorry for the victims that have been swallowed by the beast my friends and I like to call “Low Tide.”

To be specific and for those that are still wondering what the heck I’m talking about. It is when a lot of shit talking happens and people start to sound SHALLOW. Properly nicknamed “Low Tide,” these conversations always lead to someone being talked about or made fun of.

Now, do not judge me for posting this. EVERYONE does it. People just don’t admit to it. I don’t want to come off as mean. It just happens. You know you do it!!

I sometimes feel bad, but once the ball gets rolling, you just can’t stop it.

So next time you find yourself and/or your friends talking about someone, think about it and “Don’t go in to the Water!!”