Why is it that people are attracted to social gatherings? Get all dressed up in something uncomfortable, sit in assigned seats, pretend to make small talk (and not talk shop), while attempting to act presentable in front of higher ups/parents. Sure, sounds like a GREAT time. (Note the sarcasm.)
Now, I’m not limiting others to this frivolity, but I hate when they act insulted that you don’t want to go. I have my reasons, and no, they aren’t for sharing.
Normally I’d bow out, making some excuse about not wanting to go alone, another commitment, etc. Now that I’m not single, and have a social butterfly of a boyfriend, this will be more challenging. Sure, I enjoy the company of a few friends, but not in a group setting. Why is that so difficult to process?