By Atlas Al
Months ago, I asked my English buddy Philthy which flags he’d like to hook up with. His wish list was more than ambitious. Yet, the problem with having too many goals is that you won’t start any of them. The mounting tasks become overwhelming and deciding where to start becomes a mission in itself.
Similarly – if you’ll excuse my tangent – I dislike restaurants that specialize in everything and anything. We’ve all been to eateries that offer a combination of Chinese food, lasagna, tacos, hot dogs, hamburgers, gyros, English breakfast, healthy salads, all on the same menu. I mean seriously, pick something and make the very best _____ . If I’m in the mood for pizza, I’ll go to the place that just specializes in pizza. Sometimes it’s better to be focused on one thing rather than firing off a shotgun of goals hoping to hit something.
My next question was more direct, “If you could hook up with any two nationalities right now, which ones would they be?”
“Sweden because I heard they’re all gorgeous, and Ireland because I like they’re accents.”
Now we’re getting somewhere. By making a conscious, focused goal, Philthy’s Flag Radar will subconsciously pick up signals from Swedish and Irish chicks. I believe two flags is a solid goal; one is too few and three is too many.
When examining your own radar, you should take into consideration the probability of capturing such flags. I’d like to hook up with women from lots of different countries, but it’s unlikely I’ll hook up with a Brazilian whilst living in Norway because there aren’t many here.
Flagging Radars are location specific
At the moment, the two flags I’m gunning for are Iceland and Finland. I’ve heard so many hot reports about Icelandic girls that I want to find out what Scandinavia’s Nordic neighbors are like. I’m a big fan of blondes, but Nordic jet blonde could be my new favorite color.
If I were living and working in Panama, I’d probably go for the Panamanian and Costa Rican flags. If I went on a 6-week backpacking trip to Eastern Europe, my flag radar would constantly change for the duration of the trip. My radar would then revert back to Icelandic and Finnish upon returning to Oslo.
Like sonar technology, radars emit a wavelength – usually a radio wave. When the wavelength hits something, it bounces back with information on that something’s size and distance. Objects show up on the circular radar screen that displays moving bright green or white images. As the radar refreshes with approaching and fading blips on the screen, we have a clear idea of what’s nearby.
When I first arrived in Norway, my Flagging Radar was set to Norwegian and Finnish flags. A few months ago, I hooked up with my first Norwegian – since then I can proudly lay claim to the Scandinavian trifecta of flags and had to reset my flag radar. These days I’m keeping an eye out for Finnish and Icelandic chicks.
When – not if – Philthy gets either the Swedish or Irish flags, he must then reset his Flag Radar.
And would you believe it: he finally got his Swedish. He told me he still seeks out Irish women, but would like to hook up with a Dane as well. Updating your personal Flagging Radar after each new flag is just as important as activating it in the first place.
[This post refers to Suggestion 1 of the Constitution of Flagging]