[Noisebridge-discuss] asked Matthew P. to leave

Adrian Chadd adrian.chadd at gmail.com
Sun Apr 13 01:25:33 UTC 2014


Hi,

Matthew is back today at Noisebridge. He seems to have had some more sleep.


-a


On 9 April 2014 00:32, Naomi Most <pnaomi at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> I had to ask a young Russian fellow to leave this evening at roughly
> 11:15pm.  He left without complaint.  The full story follows:
>
> In a random conversation after the meeting, at which this guy had been
> obviously distracted and seemingly drunk, he professed to have been at
> Noisebridge for 5 or 6 days straight, 24 hours a day.
>
> I said "that's not cool".  He replied, "it IS cool."   A lot more of
> that kind of dialog took place, and Josh (the tall Josh with the
> guitar) came into the conversation.
>
> It turned out this was also his first time at Noisebridge.  We gave
> him the benefit of the doubt, that no one had yet schooled him on what
> we consider Excellent behavior.
>
> However, his behavior was, as several put it, "creepy" and "erratic".
> His eyes were bugged out and he couldn't seem to control his facial
> expressions.  He repeatedly told Josh, "I'm not even listening to what
> you're saying", as if that was an acceptable conversational tool.
>
> The breaking point for me was when, in the middle of my offering him a
> "deal", he looked up my skirt and stuck out his tongue and giggled.
>
> I felt like slapping him, but instead I asked Josh, JC, and [helpful
> fellow who does Burning Man related stuff] to back me up in asking him
> to leave.
>
> I asked this guy to leave, and he did so quietly, without complaint.
> I did not tell him to come back to a Tuesday meeting; we just
> entreated him to get some sleep.
>
> Duly reported to the community,
> Naomi
>
>
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