Pls use this thread to share any story. I’ve got one about a robot
Ok so my friends and I love a museum late and we were all looking forward to one that my friend was actually involved in with her work at a uni. So the science museum does a late once a month, and a little after 7 I’m outside the museum where a few people are milling about, but I can’t see my friends. As I’m a bit late I assume they’ve all gone in, so I tell the lady at the door that I haven’t got a ticket for tonight but my friend is working and has my name down. She checks the iPad and says she can’t find me. I insist that I’m on the list so could she check with someone as I’m a bit late already and my friends are waiting? She comes back and says she can’t find me but never mind just come in. She hands me a tote bag with a weird robot on it (the late is about disease) so I assume it’s about some current exhibition or whatever. I go to the toilet and ask in the group chat, where are u all?? And they tell me they’re at home because the event is next weds. I’m like…but I’m in the museum!! It’s open! It’s only meant to be open for a late once a month??
I carry on into the main bit of the museum feeling like a giant moron but also a curious moron and a scared, fraudulent moron who might get thrown out at any minute. There is a gathering of people with waiters giving out wine and canapes and I hang about at the back when speech time is announced. The robot on the bag is also there. The speeches are from an engineer and the relatives of the robots creator, who turns out to be called Eric and is the first robot ever built in the uk. It dawns on me that this is the opening of an exhibition for family of the original creator and the scientists involved with recreating Eric the robot. I stay for the speeches because I don’t want to look rude and exit this small gathering, and run away the second I can even tho security is like “going already??”. It’s a great bag tho and the speeches were really interesting! I was only so insistent on getting in cause I thought it was my friends event, didn’t even occur to me that they had a private function