Timing is Everything
At a party, it's all about making a good entry. Last night an Italian friend had a dinner party with 8 Italians and me. The party started midway through the crucial Italy-Scotland match, with Italy needing a win in Scotland to advance to the European championships. At 1-1 and in injury time, it looked hopeless. But in walks JT, the Italians score a goal 10 seconds later, and I'm now the talismanic hero of the evening. 30 seconds later and I'm the late jackass, but instead I'm now required to attend all Italy's matches. At least for 10 seconds or so.