Oh, sundowners. How I love thee. In case you are wondering what Sundowners refers to, it is essentially a standing party of sorts that takes place at LBS every Thursday between 6-830pm. A group of lovely volunteers from the Senior MBA class serves free (yes, free) wine, champagne, and beer to all LBS students. It's marvelous. Given that most students dont have class on Fridays, Sundowners provides the perfect opportunity to close out the week and kickoff the weekend. My favorite part about Sundowners is the many conversations I hear transpiring - from one extreme to the other. Here's a select sampling of what I can recall from this Thursday (names disguised, and statements paraphrased):
Student 1: Flip cup rocks.
Student 2: What is flip cup?
Student 1: Oh, man you don't know what flip cup is? You are missing out!
Student 1: So what is it?
Student 2: Only the best thing the Americans ever invented.
Moral: Try new things.
Student 1: I'm flying to New York this weekend to close my deal.
Student 2: That's great, so you sold your business?
Student 1: Yes, just finalizing details. Got more than I even expected. Ready to start my next venture this summer through Entrepreneurship Summer School. Looking for partners actually.
Student 1: I'm in.
Moral: Don't shy away from the unplanned / unexpected.
Student 1: I miss X (some food chain in the US). I want to become one of their franchise owners and expand operations to the East Coast of the US.
Student 2: You know I know the owner?
Student 1: You're bull*itting me.
Student 2: No, I am serious. My Dad and the owner met in Asia; I have known the owner for ages. I can introduce you.
Student 1: Yes, please. Unreal. I'm so glad I came to Sundowners.
Moral: Go to Sundowners!