Sunday, December 16, 2007

Out of My Element










I just recently had one of the most awkward social experiences of my life: the annual company Christmas party.

What should make a company Christmas party any different? This year’s party was held at the Embassy Suite. Nothing abnormal there. The awkwardness stems from three main points:

· I went alone [my wife was unable to join me for this outing]
· I am the new kid on the block. Out of the 1000+ people in attendance, I only know about
1% of those in attendance.
· I don’t drink.

Mix all three factors together and you have a recipe for a dysfunctional social event. I lasted about an hour before departing silently into the night.

5 comments:

~cari~ said...

That would be the worst. At least you went and made an appearance. That's what's important.

mayday said...

Well, it will be a memory you can cherish forever.

~cari~ said...

Merry Christmas!!! Tell R~ hi!

compulsive writer said...

Here's the "joy" of that little scenario--you will also be the only one who will remember how not fabulous it was.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Pappy Yokum said...

Looks like you're gonna hafta take up drinking. If I were you, I'd start with something more mild and work your way up to the hard liquor.