Why do mummies have trouble keeping friends? They’re so wrapped up in themselves. OK that was a little cheesy, but appropriate due to the timing of Halloween. And taking the humor out of it, we can correlate this to real life.
I’m sure we have all met someone or know someone who is wrapped up in themselves so much that they can’t understand why people close to them can become distant. You know, like the friend who monopolizes every conversation and doesn’t let you get a word in. Or the business colleague who constantly hangs around you and acts like they care, but something personal happens to you and you have to leave work only to never hear from your “friend” again.
I could go on an on with examples, but you get the point. In life we have to look at ourselves and see how our actions affect others. When you become too self-involved or too disingenuous, people will notice. And if you are in a position where meeting new people and building new relationships is crucial to the success of your business, then make sure you maintain consistency, honesty and loyalty to the people you surround yourself with.
With that said, it’s OK to be wrapped up in personal things sometimes, but cut yourself some slack and allow yourself to wrap around others.
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Well, Halloween is this week and there are some great events going on, like the Heaven & Hell Ball at Club ARZU (New York Avenue and the Boardwalk, clubarzu.com), the “Boooogie Nights Halloween Bash” at Boogie Nights nightclub at Resorts (see resortsac.com), and the Boardwalk Empire-themed Souzai Halloween Party hosted by Red Eye Promotions (on the third level of The Pier Shops at Caesars, see souzaisushi.com) — all happening this Saturday night, Oct. 29.
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Did you know that in the Shore Mall, on the right side of the Burlington Coat Factory, is the Offshore Cultural Center? You may have seen it but weren’t sure of what it was all about. Well, it came to my attention that a local solider, Sgt. First Class Levar E. Curry of the New Jersey Army National Guard, is hosting a “Sarge’s Boot Camp” class there. For $3 per class you can, as he says, “Get Army strong and have fun.” His classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:45-8:45pm, and Sundays from 8:30-9:30pm. Additionally, Sgt. Curry is an aspiring actor and model who has performed before many audiences and dedicated over 16 years of service to our country.
Other classes at the Offshore Cultural Center include zumba ($3 per class every Mon.-Fri, 6:30-7:30pm; Mon.-Thurs., 7:45-8:45pm; and Sat.-Sun., 7:30-8:30pm), and salsa lessons at $5 per class on Sundays (6:30-7:30pm). The center also has karaoke lounges with professionally designed systems that hold over 40,000 songs in multiple languages, among them Chinese and Japanese. They also book any type of party or special event, so check them out on Facebook, call them at 602-0906 or e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Whitney Ullman dishes out advice on various topics related to networking, dating, current affairs, shopping, events and more. She is the Founder of GoToWhitney.com.
If you want to hear some authentic monster mash music, Here Come the Mummies is the band for you. The ghoulish guardians of funk will perform Saturday, Oct. 29, 9pm in the Tropicana’s Grand Exhibition Center as part of a Halloween Party. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door.
Sedaka and the Globetrotters