On an early morning walk through a beautiful neighborhood in Southern California I passed by a house that sat up off the road. I was at just the right angle that I could see they had a ping pong table in their garage and the garage door was open. I thought to myself, I like ping pong and I have to make a request. Maybe someone would indulge me in a game. So I walked up to the front door and knocked which set off the dog barking. A woman quickly came to the door and grabbed the dog, while a man slipped outside and shut the door behind him. I introduced myself and let him know that I was in town visiting family down the street. I had been enjoying my morning stroll, spotted the ping pong table and then he finished my sentence by saying,
Definitely was out of my comfort zone on this one as it required crossing physical boundaries. Meaning I was crossing from public property (the public road) onto their private property. And should they say no… it would require walking away across their private property. All psychological and feels very real.
I want to add at this point that I actually didn’t know what I would learn during this overall experiment. I am learning, even at this stage, way more than I expected!