Because today is World Party Day, our Sunday Scribblings prompt for this week is Party. If you decide to write a post based on this week’s prompt, be sure to go back here and share your link so everyone can see how you interpreted things! Here’s what I did with it…
I’m pretty sure the last time I attended any kind of party was two years ago. I showed up for a surprise birthday party and I just happened to be the guest of honor. This was early March in 2020. It was right after this that the world shut down.
I haven’t been to a party since then. And I’m really okay with that.
I’ve never been much for crowds. So I’ve never been much for parties. I’m sure I’d be less inclined to attend a party these days, since I’m certain the pandemic taught me how to be anxious about being around large groups of people.
I never experienced any parties in high school. At least, not like you see in the movies. Not sure I’d have actually enjoyed myself, anyway. I did get invited to a party at the home of one of the popular kids during my junior year. Pretty sure I only got that invite because I happened to be sitting near a group that were talking about it and the girl who was hosting felt funny about not inviting me, too. I went, not sure what to expect. I was surprised to find it was a fairly quiet affair. But her dad was a city judge, so that may have explained the atmosphere.
I’m awkward at parties. I don’t know how to talk to people unless they approach me. There could be a handful of people I’ve known my whole life and I’d still have difficulty walking up and inserting myself into the conversation. So I typically stand off to the side, playing the wallflower card until someone decides to engage me in a discussion of some kind.
I guess parties just aren’t my thing…
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I’m like that at parties too. My husband is talking to everyone and I’m off to the side, speaking usually only if someone comes by me.
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