Networking gaffe

So there I was, sat having a quiet meal in my local this evening. Quiet night for me, and the pub, only about 10 people all told inc. staff.

Next thing, around 8 people came in (all clearly familiar with each other), and the ‘leader’ started putting a notice board up, swapping/placing notices etc.

I saw she had a badge, Link NW or something, and – me being the sociable, engaging soul I am – struck up a conversation with her. It should be noted at this stage, being both a businessman & an opportunist, I thought it was a Biz networking event I could crash.

However, I was soon brought down to Earth when she explained they were a singles club, at which point I fumbled for my book & made my excuses ….


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