When a Social Engineer faces reality, she drops out of Economics course

…because it’s not social.

Even though she did try to make it social by finding someone who understands that shit and can explain it to her second time after the teacher, most of the information of what the possibility curve was has been getting removed from the memory just minutes later. That was on Friday, a day before the test, and the next question to the social engineer was: “how are going to do the test?”

So, after having taken one 9–4 Saturday lecture in class (which made her fall asleep), she decided to drop out of Saturdays economics course and take the online version instead. Not exactly a solution. In online course it is required to write many comments to other comments.

So what does the social engineer do on a Saturday that all of a sudden got cleared up?

  1. Tutors English lesson on skype early in a morning, at 7.15am for no reason other than tutoring English early in a morning. There was a huge snow fall in Moscow the day before, and the internet connection was not perfect, so for the first ten minutes the conversation was dramatic:

“Do you hear me?”

Student: “Do you listen?”

“Yes, I do, but you can’t hear me.”

Student: “Can you hear me?”

“Yes, I do, but you don’t… “

Student: “Do you hear?”

Let’s move the lesson.”

Student: “I hear you now! My question was: do you like Scotland?”

“Of course, I do. Hypothetically.”

“Now you ask me about Scotland.”

Social engineer not prepared for an interview on a topic: “mmm, Scotland…”

It’s great that we have google!

2. Listens to classical music

3. Goes to Nita Lodge cafe in Creekside, Whistler to find out there was a rush of people (all tables were taken) and there wasn’t much left to eat, nor to drink, since she wanted a cold pressed carrot ginger juice…

4. Plays with black out poetry that revealed nothing common (more on it below)

5. Sits on a bench getting her face suntanned

6. Makes a lentil soup while listening to Chopin

*Black out poetry is redacting newspapers articles (or other printed materials) to create poetry.

The point is to rearrange words to create a different meaning. When you open a page that appeals to you (some articles won’t inspire you), circle the words with a pencil trying to make sense, or not. After some initial experimenting, it might start making sense. It’s important to let it go, let words wink at you, make mistakes and then look at what was left in circles. Draw a line through all the words you want to exclude. As a result you may create an original text for a card, have fun or what comes out might relate to your life and give you an insight/inspiration.

‘Nothing common’




way to go

on ice lakes;

long-distance cold,

have to thank winter;

hands on the heart of the day:

very crisp ice,

I found canal that Saturday afternoon

through frozen face,

nothing common.