Monday, 30 September 2013

Hitting It Off

As most of you know, I enjoy starting posts with "As most of you know". Seriously though, it's just such a good way to preface a post. Anyway...I not only run my own little podcast but I also co-host a wrestling podcast every week. There was a guest on the show of the wrasslin one (obviously you guys would know if I had a guest on my personal podcast. Something that hasn't happened in forever) and she has a wrasslin podcast of her own. Hers is recorded just after the show, so it would be at four or five in the morning for me which actually isn't that late but I prefer to watch the show commercial free. Celestia bless anyone who can sit through three straight hours of a program.

Anyway, she's going to be moving to the UK soon, so our time zones would be able to match up. She has a guest every single week and she gets a lot of people requesting to be her guest. I thought I'd take a shot and ask her. When I asked her she said no. Due to the high demand of requests she gets, she only wants people on that she knows and has a rapport with, and she thinks me and her just don't have that. It's fair enough really. I'm not about to complain that she wouldn't let me on her show. I know she has a lot of people ask her, and I know I barely talk to her at all. Actually I can say I think I've talked to her all of three times.

What got me though was the whole rapport thing. Despite being quite a recluse I actually am capable of hitting it off with people quite well. I can actually make a remarkable first impression when I want to and usually when I don't have a rapport with someone, it's because I'm not allowing myself to. At first I actually even considered leaving the wrasslin podcast I was already a part of because she also commented how fragmented and all over the place the show seemed. It has five hosts now that I'm there though so I think that is just part of the way it goes. I do know though that the guys who run the show itself do like me. I have good chemistry with most, if not all of them too. If I didn't they wouldn't have invited me back on the show and let me just live with them now. Seriously that's what happened. I did one show, and asked if I could do the week after. The first show was a PPV prediction show and I wanted to come back the week after to discuss the PPV itself. They invited me back and one of the hosts even said he thinks I should have become a regular guest/host. We're just caught in a transition period but we'll get there.

I can't please everyone, I can't be friends with everyone, and frankly I don't want to. Oh and once again, I'm not saying I felt disappointed I couldn't be on the other show. It's her show, her rules, and I understand her point. I wouldn't want to listen to something where two people were clashing all the time because they didn't click. I'm just talking about rapport in general and how sometimes you really hit it off with people, and sometimes you don't, and I'm just not used to people telling me that me and them didn't hit it off.

10 comments:

  1. You're right, you can't be friends with everyone and there are always people we don't "click" with. Actually there are very few people that I feel truly comfortable with. Generally speaking I don't think I make a good first impression with people at all.

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  2. You ARE easy to get along with. And you know what? You can be on our wrasslin podcast any time. If we, you know, ever make one.

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  3. I think that would be an interesting show if you and her had a (friendly) battle of words, but I guess I can understand why she'd be hesitant to host a show not knowing what to expect.

    But, I can see you having great rapport with anyone, despite not having spoken with you myself.

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  4. Is a rap port a place where gangster sailors hang out?

    Seriously though, it's a shame when you get a knock back like that, but don't worry about it. You can't force a friendship. Just keep in touch and you may find that eventually, she decides she trusts you enough not to ruin her Podcast. Which you wouldn't.

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  5. I guess like yourself I can see why she declined you but personally I think outright saying no was maybe a little cruel, or maybe it wasn't at the same time. Don't be too disappointed though buddy, just keep doing what you're doing. I disagree about your show being disjointed actually, while I'm sure her show is good I'm sure it isn't perfect either, sounds to me like she holds a bit too much stock in her stuff and has little respect for others, perhaps I've got the wrong end of things though.

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  6. I liked how you and Bersercules clicked. That would be a great team podcast for sure, but I'm not sure if he's got the wrasslin' chops you do. That and I thought I had rapport with you, but I haven't seen a word in like years. Of course I'm kidding, I'm such the kidder!

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  7. Personally, I think that is revolting that she turned down your offer of podcasty friendship. I would be bitter and angry as hell if it were me. Well, I mean EVEN MORE bitter and angry as hell than I currently am.

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  8. If everyone was friends there would be no fighting in the world, except for those fights caused by grog.............

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  9. Some people just like to work alone. Maybe she's one of them? You seem to get along with so many other people. I'd say it's her issue.

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  10. Could be she thinks she's hot shite since she has a successful podcast with so many requests for co-hosting and that's given her a bit of a lofty attitude. Or maybe there really was no hit-off. You might never know.

    ...what are these wrasslin podcasts? Like commentary on WWE episodes?

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