Either the dumbest, or smartest, thing I’ve ever said:  “The worst part of meeting  (new) people is meeting them”.  The truth in this is that unfortunately most of the time we only get one chance for people to like us, or for us to like them, during that first meeting.  There’s a whole world to people that we don’t see during a first meeting, and many times we don’t let ourselves get to know someone, based on that first meeting.  Once we get past that first meeting, well, the worst part is over …. JCT