Completely oblivious to the fact that nobody was interested, a man spent the entire night talking about Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to other guests at his work's annual Christmas party.
Robert Jones, 32, waited for a brief pause in conversation between whoever he happened to be standing next to at the time, before saying, in a nonchalant manner, "Soooo, what do you guys think about Bitcoin?" This was then followed by a fifteen minute monologue about how the FED is printing money and devaluing the dollar, and a confident assertion that "Bitcoin will be $200k within 12 months, you mark my words."
Speaking after the party, Robert's work colleague Joe, told The CryptOnion, "Rob's always going on and on about Bitcoin. I warned my wife about it before we came to the party, but she still ended up stuck in a one way conversation with him about it. It wasn't until she caught my eye from the other side of the room and mouthed the words, 'Help me,' that I was able to rush over there and rescue her. The worst part is that in the car on the way home she started asking me if I knew what something called Doge coin is."
Another of Robert's colleagues backed up Joe's claims: "Oh man, if I hear Rob mention Bitcoin one more time I swear I'm going to tear my hair out. A few of us were in the middle of a conversation about our plans for the Christmas holidays, when Rob got his phone out, let out an exaggerated gasp, and informed everyone that the Bitcoin price was up 5% in the past hour. Nobody said anything and a few people rolled their eyes, before Rob proceeded to tell us all that if we'd had invested in Bitcoin when he told us to, we'd have doubled our money. The guy only bought $100 for crying out loud, now he thinks he's the Wolf of f**ing Wall Street!"
We found Robert alone in the car park after the party, looking at his phone. Ater asking us if we had heard of Bitcoin, we then asked him about his plans for Christmas: "We'll be having a pretty low key one this year. The wife and kids get pretty excited by it all, but to be honest I don't really want to throw away money buying an expensive turkey, Christmas tree, and presents for them all. My son said he wants a new bicycle, and I know my wife is hopeful of getting a bottle of her favourite perfume, but I've decided to buy them both a little bit of Bitcoin each instead. They'll thank me for it one day."