It really annoys me that I was forced to take worthless Phy Ed classes in grade school, high school and college yet there were no courses offered regarding developing your social skills.
Which do you think is seriously more important in the long run?!?
…playing handball or learning to interact with women and get along in the workplace?!?
Finally a university in Germany is offering a social skills section of their courses and even a “flirting course”.
Here’s part of the Reuters article about it…
Computer geeks learn to flirt
Even the most quirky of computer nerds can learn to flirt with finesse thanks to a new “flirting course” being offered to budding IT engineers at Potsdam University south of Berlin.
The 440 students enrolled in the master’s degree course will learn how to write flirtatious text messages and emails, impress people at parties and cope with rejection.
Philip von Senftleben… summed up his job as teaching how to “get someone else’s heart beating fast while yours stays calm.”
The course… is part of the social skills section of the IT course and is designed to ease entry into the world of work. Students also learn body language, public-speaking, stress management and presentation skills.
“We want to prepare our students with the social skills needed to succeed both in their private life and their work life,” said Hans-Joachim Allgaier…
“Computer geeks”?!? “Computer nerds”?!?
How about teaching some social skills to “journalist pricks”!!!
It still pisses me off when members of the mass media typecast a demographic such as engineers…
Especially when I fall into that demographic
Oh well, I suppose they are just bitter because us engineers can buy and sell them like penny stocks with the money we make compared to their chump change…
Back to this flirting course, I think it sounds great!
It is a step in the right direction. Maybe it will be the start of something and finally a 100 years from now we will have flirting and social skills taught to everyone in the US in grade school…
…wait… that would make too much sense, let’s stick to teaching kickball instead!
Want to learn how to flirt?
Want to brush up on your social skills?