«There are many men in London, you know, who, some from shyness, some from misanthropy, have no wish for the company of their fellows. Yet they are not averse to comfortable chairs and the latest periodicals. It is for the convenience of these that the Diogenes Club was started, and it now contains the most unsociable and unclubbable men in town. No member is permitted to take the least notice of any other one. Save in the Stranger’s Room, no talking is, under any circumstances, allowed, and three offences, if brought to the notice of the committee, render the talker liable to expulsion. My brother was one of the founders, and I have myself found it a very soothing atmosphere.»
«The Greek Interpreter» by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Something that is rather hard to understand for others, but I am really an introvert. One person is normal, two is a party, but three, that’s armageddon. To quote a meme I saw a while ago:
But I see the advantage of something like the «Diogenes Club». And damn, I wonder whether there might not be a market niche here. A club «house» where people have a reason to go to, where they might get something nice, whether it’s a nice scotch, or a Croque Monsieur (and damn those frogs!).
So, yeah, perhaps that’s something to think about.
Just a thought.