‘In’ can be an elusive, relative term that is often a moving target depending on where you fit within ‘TCC’s Hierarchy of Hotness,’ otherwise known as the social food chain. ‘In’ on a Saturday night is very different than ‘in’ on a Wednesday night. Maneuvering ‘in’ for XXXX’s (insert current A-list celebrity’s name here) after-party takes a different level of skill than ‘in’ for a regular night at the same spot! Got me?
Now that we’ve defined the “what” of in and established that just being there is not necessarily here (that totally made sense right?), let’s identify who can get in, or again not, and why. Like it or not, social food chains have existed long before any of us were here. But before I digress into a long discourse on the historical perspective of “the in-crowd in pre-historic days” (chap 1 of the forthcoming book!), what’s most important to know is that they are still alive and well.
|These are real nerds!!!|
I don’t want to give you too much to digest in one class, just in case you figured out you are a total social outcast (see pic above) and may need a moment to process that! Tissue? So I am going to finish out today’s class by giving you the categories of “TCC's HOH,” which we will begin to break down more in-depth in the weeks to come. Here they are presented in my own, highly technically constructed inverted Egyptian pyramid. Pay no (ALL) attention to the (subtly hidden) fact that it's a rainbow:
Obviously, the majority of people are at the top (which is really the bottom) and those select few, in the most coveted spot, grow fewer as you move to the bottom (which is really the top)! Not only did you learn some authentic Egyptian, you even learned some Economics today about the law of 'Supply and Demand.'
Check back this afternoon (and EVERY Wednesday) for your weekly Getting In Tip of the Week, aptly named, "In like Flynn" (yeah, you like that huh?) and until
next Monday, class is dismissed.
Life's A Party, Can You Get In?