Last night S.Vix and I went swing dancing at Glen Echo. I'd never been before - I'd heard it's scary there for beginners and the good dancers are intimidating. It wasn't til late in the night, after many hours of dancing with perfectly pleasant, patient, and helpful strangers, that I remembered the person who'd told me that is scared of strangers. Right. Must remember to consider the source.
Come to think of it, the last time I went swing dancing was in San Francisco, where the strangers I danced with really weren't patient. I think I've gotten a lot better at dancing, too.