How can members mix around at a buffet restaurant?
It’s always a battle. When we gather together, we all love to plong ourselves on a chair. Then, we don’t move for the next 2-3 hours. And then members complain we should move around because we are not mixing around. Then, we have introductions, games, and members feel they have no time to network.
I like an “All standing gathering” with a drink on the left hand and some snacks on serving tables. We keep our right hand for shaking hands. But then, we complain the legs are just not that strong. “Why no chairs?”
At Hans restaurant, some tables are long, and we don’t know who to talk with, on the right or on the left. Some tables are small, and we squeeze and again, we don’t move.
What about a buffet restaurant? If we go for a buffet lunch or dinner, and we sit down in tables of four, how are we going to mix and network. At the end of the gathering, we go home knowing 3 persons, and not knowing the others. What can we do?
SilverHairs love to make friends. Don’t have to go into the why’s. How do we mix and network at monthly gatherings and still get to know a good number of other members?
There is always a spread of food on the serving table. Nowadays, the restaurants serve ah la cart buffet or order as you like. And, each of us get our own plates, bowl and fork and spoon. Can we move ourselves, say every 30 mins? The EO can “ting a glass” and time to move. Those who don’t want to move can sit still; others can move. We do it 3 times, and in 2 hours, we get to meet a new set of friends.
What do you think? Do you have ideas?