Mission Local reports:
“They can be very selfish,” says a blond, pretty girl with glasses and a striped T-shirt at 780 Cafe. She doesn’t want to reveal her name, which is understandable, because she’s about to fiercely criticize almost all of her past techie dates and assert that she will avoid them in the future. She knows what she’s talking about, she says; she has not only dated a handful of techies, but has also worked for a tech company.
“They have a lot of money and are very stingy all the same. They think that what they’re doing is the most important thing in the world. They schedule girlfriends the way they would schedule meetings.” She defines them as “socially awkward,” a term she is not the only one to use.
Uh-oh! (It’s not all negative though.) Read on!
Photo is of Neil D., who is not one bit selfish or stingy, but he works in tech and it’s possible he might be a bit socially awkward, but I’m not sure. Photo by C’mon Pony.
Bethany and Jake met at an American Tripps party last year, and they hit it off like crazy, and everyone that knows them agrees they’re staggeringly perfect for each other. Friday night, Jake got up on the big main stage at Rickshaw Stop and popped the question. Bethany said yes and the whole crowd cheered (and I almost cried). Best wishes, you guys! Berlin-style ping pong + Bethany + Jake 4ever!!!!
Here’s the bling:
American Tripps returns to the Rickshaw Stop this Saturday night for a SOUL PARTY, with DJ Wam Bam Ashleyanne spinning soul 45s long into the night. Bethany and Jake will likely be there and you can offer your best wishes. RSVP and invite your friends — maybe somebody will propose to you!
Reader Lillian F. came upon the aftermath and recorded the following video of a helpful citizen explaining what had happened:
I know we all hate cops but, would you date a cop?
— ☯ k®♎∆§µ∆w♬ ☯ ︻╦╤─(@KREAYSHAWN) April 13, 2012
Kreayshawn wants to know! And so do culture jamming Oakland advice columnist Ron Kristophone‘s readers. Here’s what Kristophone has to say:
I don’t think dating a cop is the best direction to take at your age. You’re going to have a bunch of years later on in life to feign interest with the cop-soulmate of your nightmares about how shitty the new X-ray guy at city hall is, or how much of a pussy Ramirez was for ordering a Greek salad at lunch. In the meantime, I think it would be best if you tried out guys who talk about the Speak and Spell they circuit-bent to sound like the robot chick from “Small Wonder” more than how your day was. Or perhaps the dude in his mid-thirties who holds grudges against you for not giving a fuck about Nigerian hip-hop. Both of them wont be constantly diverting their attention away from you toward the Burning Man shithead who is weeping passionately about the nutritional benefits of lentils, or laying their gun on the table and staring you directly in the eye every time you order a Greek salad.
Read on for more if you like. But first let’s watch the classic video for “Dating Cops” by the Intelligence: