Our Christmas dance is coming up at work.
Last year I went with Draconian and posse. This year the posse seemed iffy. I like parties. More so, I like free parties. This years party is a little far, in Mississauga (a 45 minute drive.) Some women from my floor got together and secured us a table, and they arranged a mini carpool. Only I was late, so now I have to drive myself there.
I am wondering. Is this a bad thing? Why is it we are so nervous to do things on our own? I like to think I am an evolved being. I enjoy shopping alone; I travel on occasion by myself (which I love cuz you meet so many people along the way,) I joined TKD all by my lonesome.
Yet there are things I won’t do on my own. I’ve never gone to a nice restaurant by myself for dinner. Even when it’s a Friday night and I have serious craving and everyone is AWOL. Instead Ill go to bed hungry and unsatisfied. I did go to a movie by myself. (Probably the worst movie to go to independently, it was Message in a bottle, and rather depressing to begin with.) I am a bit of a chatter box, and I do like being able to turn to the person next to me, and make a pointless comments. (Yes I am one of those.) I don’t usually go to clubs by myself, even if I am meeting people there. I usually drag a sidekick with me.
Yet why not?
I don’t want to bring a date to the Xmas party. I personally think company Christmas parties are purgatory for the spouses/dates. And at this point I can’t think of anyone I like enough to fork out the forty dollars for, just to have a safety cushion.
So what say you? Do you cushion…or do you fly solo?