THE ISLA TIBURON INSTITUTE OF MODERN SOCIAL INTERACTION

Named for "Shark Island" off the coast of Mexico, this Institute provides useful skills in dealing with other people. Students participating in Isla Tiburon Institute studies are expected to try out their skills at their sole risk and expense.

WESTERN LINE DANCING Learn to say "Can I get you a beer?" and "That your truck?" and other effective ways to meet the opposite sex at cowboy bars.

TELEPHONE SOLICITORS How to impolitely get rid of telephone solicitations, such as "We don't have no carpets," or "Can my 15 children go on the trip?", or "If you are about to try and sell me something, I just want you to know that my phone is tapped."

DOOR-TO-DOOR SOLICITORS Effective ways to stop people from ringing your door bell, such as "I believe in human sacrifice", or "You want to buy my cookies?".

PANHANDLERS Learn how to discourage panhandlers, such as by giving them Canadian money.

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Copyright 1997,1999 by Hugh Holub