I’ve been to a lot of blogger happy hours, but last night’s was the only one where I witnessed someone make a complete fool of himself. Last night the guy from Barzelay.net comes up to me completely wasted, spraying in my face and acting belligerent like an idiot. I tried to give him a clue when I told him there is a normal way to talk to people, but I don’t think it got through because he went octopus on most girls at the happy hour. One blogger had to physically push him away to stop his grabbing. I don’t remember the last time I’ve seen that at a bar.
The reason Barzelay is a douchebag is not necessarily because he gropes women that are not interested in him, but because he does that at a BLOGGER happy hour. Bloggers have BLOGS, and things called LOCAL READERS. This isn’t a “what happens in the blog happy hours, stays in the blog happy hours” sort of thing; it’s public domain. And the hate is already rolling in. I should cut him some slack since he is white and goes to Georgetown. He can’t help himself.
Do you think his sister-of-a-blogger-girlfriend will ever find out about last night? I will do my part to keep it a secret.