For my sister’s sixteenth birthday, my family and I took her and a friend to Red Lobster, considering the fact that she loved seafood. Now, when this happened, I was about nine or ten and absolutely adored talking to people and meeting new people, which came in handy.
My sister’s friend, Emily, couldn’t come with us, so she invited one of her other friends: a guy that I only met once before when he took her to homecoming. He was nice from what I understood and he made my sister happy, so how could I complain about this person. Anyway, we get to the restaurant and we all sit down at a table. My sister and this guy sit across from me and my parents, my brother off at a friend’s house. After we order our drinks, we fiddle with our thumbs for about three minutes until I, being the person I was at nine, didn’t like the silence, so I blurted out some random joke about lions. The people at the table chuckled at the joke, so I said another, this one a joke about science and the alphabet. My jokes made the whole table laugh, melting away the awkwardness so we could have a nice meal together. It was my icebreaker.
Real quick, how much does a polar bear weigh?
Enough to break the ice.
Grizzle Extended is an opportunity for anyone in the school to write a letter to the editor about just about anything.
We do have a topic per month to get you started if you are looking for something to guide you. February's topic will be Love is in the air.