We’ve all been there. You’re out on a patio with some friends or at a dinner with co-workers and everyone is off in their own world, constantly checking their phones for new emails or Facebook comments. Annoying, isn’t it?
Well the next time you’re out, try the phone stack. Convince everyone to hand over their devices and stack them neatly in the center of the table. (you can try and make a stack like the one shown) Then watch everyone cringe and fidget as they have to ignore the beeping and chiming coming from the stack, there might even be an occasional reach across the table, but everyone is bound by the one rule — the first one who breaks and checks their phone foots the bill!
“It’s a brilliant piece of social engineering, masquerading as a bar game. It takes the phone out of the pocket—where you can sneak a glance and hope nobody notices—and places it in the center of attention at all times. Suddenly, picking up your phone is the big deal you always secretly knew it was. And more importantly, it comes with consequences.”
This is a great lesson in social ettiquette. But if you feel that big email you’ve been waiting for has arrived and it’s worth more then the price of the tab then please, go ahead and break the stack.
My first year of highschool was about as exciting as going to a weekend fair during a thunderstorm. I wasn’t popular in grade 8, so how the hell was I to make it through the first year at a new school? Thank God for skateboarding. I remember trying to scrounge up enough money to buy a used board off my neighbour so I could have something in common with the guys at my school. Skateboarding never turned its back on me, instead it helped me make friends and it taught me patience, discipline and a sense of individuality you can’t learn inside the walls of a school. From the moment I learned how to kick push I was hooked. To this day I enjoy just riding around on those 4 wheels and listening to the sound they make, and feeling the wind in my face.
Etnies has captured that feeling in a short 7 minute video entitled “Aimless”, I hope you enjoy.
I’m an inspired individual. I never settle, I’m always striving for something more and right now this is my more.
If you’re a fan of The Legends League (a Toronto based company similar to Defintion) then you’ve noticed this site shares the Manifest theme. I’m a believer that imitation is the biggest form of flattery, and The Legends League is DOPE!
As far a inspiration for our clothing, anything goes. I’m a simple person with simple taste so it’s t-shirts, hoodies and hats. Our future execs will be wearing these clothes in the boardrooms of the future.
So sit back, relax, and watch my dream unfold before your eyes.