August 4, 2017 at 4:06 pm #21304
August 4, 2017 at 4:09 pm #21305SeanModerator
Jesus Christ I just finished it. That ending was pure, straight discomfort. Or as the landlord would say:
Oh. Um. Well. Yeah. That. Well. Okay… Have a good day.
August 4, 2017 at 4:11 pm #21306MarandaParticipant
The cringe was strong in that periscope. What’s to be gained with a move like this? What’s the lesson? I can’t see anything positive that could come out of stealing someone’s house plant. All it did was create tension between Buz and his landlord.
August 4, 2017 at 4:12 pm #21307
SO incredibly awkward… but bravo… well done. You made everyone very uncomfortable
August 4, 2017 at 4:12 pm #21308Bryan BishopParticipant
What’s the lesson?
I wonder if the lesson was as simple as You can do whatever the fuck you want and most people won’t do shit to stop you.
But damn. Still cringing over here.
August 4, 2017 at 4:13 pm #21309Anonymous
I am very confused as to why this was a necessary task. To make Buz feel bad?
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August 4, 2017 at 4:13 pm #21311Anonymous
@bcbishop I just saw your thing. That could definitely be a lesson because most people aren’t used to people doing whatever the fuck they want.
August 4, 2017 at 4:14 pm #21312Winston SmithParticipant
@thebuz Suuuuper awkward. That felt icky just to watch.
The task was to take, not to keep. It’s probably not a great idea to piss off yer landlord. I don’t care if Noah was bored. You took risks, whatever happens to the plant, those are yours now.
Also, plants! Heh!
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August 4, 2017 at 4:16 pm #21316Kevin HsuParticipant
Taking something requires dominance, without that it’s just stealing.
August 4, 2017 at 4:16 pm #21317Brad RuweParticipant
So when do we take from The OSDM?
August 4, 2017 at 4:18 pm #21319
So I received this task from Noah to take something from a friend/neighbor/stranger. I went with my landlord, who is also an immersive theater guy and I was praying to sweet baby Jesus that he’d put it together that this had something to do with it. I don’t think he did. Here’s our correspondence before the periscope.
And then after I took his plant.
Shortly after arriving back to my apartment and setting the plant up in my patio Noah called me.
Noah: “Wellll done, my friend. Well done. Your guy was a good sport.”
Buz: “Yeah do I get to give him his plant back now and explain this shit?”
Noah: “Do this, go back, give him his plant back, and explain everything. Now you both know how easy this is. Oh fuck… shit… I gotta go. Okay bye.”
Never in this experience has Noah (let alone anyone) ever said bye to me. I found that.. odd. I didn’t hear a ruffling or anything like that so either he saw something or another more important call was coming in.
But it was nice I gotta a goodbye.
So I gave Tad back his plant and explained everything. His exact words were “Oh thank christ.”
Now I need to dry off my clothes because I am soaked in sweat. That was the most cringe inducing experience I’ve ever had. But not going to lie, it was exhilarating.
August 4, 2017 at 4:18 pm #21320MarandaParticipant
@shankfx22 Sure, power in the short term. But now all Buz has to show for it is a plant and a strained friendship. There aren’t any long-term benefits to such a move. Do things like that often enough and people will refuse to play ball, and then where will you be? Bus only got away with it because Tad gave him the benefit of the doubt. It won’t happen again.
August 4, 2017 at 4:21 pm #21321
Or perhaps I got away with it because I utilized the tools I have been gifted. Charm can get you pretty damn far in life. You can get anything if you act like it belongs to you, or get in anywhere if you act like you’re supposed to be there.
They knew I could pull this off. And I did. Awkward maybe, but I fucking did it.
And also I trusted Noah that he wouldn’t fuck me over in the long run. That’s what this is all about right? He trusted me that I wouldn’t go too far, and I trusted him that they wouldn’t push me too far.
- This reply was modified 2 months, 2 weeks ago by Buz Wallick.
August 4, 2017 at 4:24 pm #21322Michael RizzoParticipant
The sapling shit had me dying.
“Maybe if you just want to get a sapling and you can bring it back…?”
-“Oh I can bring you a sapling back”
“Uh okay, yea sure”
August 4, 2017 at 4:25 pm #21323Anonymous
@thebuz I am glad that you were able to explain things to your friend/landlord.
I think this may come to serve as an advisory tale of sorts. Power and making dominant decisions can be exhilarating and terrifying and amazing, but at what cost? Even worse, what happens when that feeling fades and we commit further acts that intensify that feeling again?
Just something to think about…
August 4, 2017 at 4:28 pm #21325
All I can say is that I trusted the situation would end in my favor.
That being said, Noah is going to be buying me a drink in the future.
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August 4, 2017 at 4:33 pm #21328Robert FullerParticipant
The lesson seems obvious: if you want something, take it. It’s just a literal representation of everything The System teaches.
August 4, 2017 at 4:46 pm #21329Lawrence MeyersParticipant
Here’s the thing — a guy who shakes a martini that way does not deserve to have any plants.
And CERTAINLY not any succulents.
In other news, the city attorney has just issued an arrest warrant for Buz for petty theft.
August 4, 2017 at 4:49 pm #21330Robert FullerParticipant
At least it’s shaken, not stirred.
August 4, 2017 at 5:37 pm #21331superstarParticipant
Technically, there is absolutely no need to shake a martini. Only drinks containing syrups and/or juices (ingredients which require agitation to be thoroughly incorporated) should be shaken.
August 4, 2017 at 6:45 pm #21348JackieParticipant
Hm. Interesting .
August 4, 2017 at 8:57 pm #21355CassandraParticipant
You are brave, Buz! Glad you got to give the plant back and fix things with your landlord. I’m sure he understands now that you’ve explained it to him.
August 4, 2017 at 10:03 pm #21358VioletParticipant
I laughed so hard at the cringeworthiness!!! good on ya, Buz. I’m glad you got to give the plant back, though.
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