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.