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Holiday Parties without a Date

Holiday parties in and of themselves are not horrible. They especially seem horrible when you are the only one not in a relationship. I have a Christmas party tomorrow night for the salon where I work. At first several girls were going without their significant others…then they changed their minds. Then one of my co-workers went back and forth about her husband going. He was going, he wasn’t going, he was going, he didn’t want to go. In the midst of all this I ask my BFF to go with me – he and I are great friends and dinner companions and that is it. Although once interested in dating him I realize we are not compatible on that level. Dinner with him is safe – and the Christmas party would be too.

My conversation with him goes like this:
ME: I have a Christmas party next Saturday night and (whining) I don’t want to be the only one without a date.
BFF: Aaaawww
ME: I know you don’t like people, but don’t you want to go?
BFF: I could go.
ME: Everyone knows you don’t like people and they said “Why don’t you bring your friend that doesn’t like people?”
BFF: laughs – I would go.
ME: Really? You would go? I didn’t expect you to say you would go.
BFF: I would go, but I wouldn’t be excited about it.
ME: Okay. Well, I will confirm that everyone is really bringing a date and let you know for sure. It’s business dressy. And, I have to warn you – I am wearing really long green feather eyelashes.
BFF: WHY? Why are you wearing those eyelashes?
ME: Because I want to be festive and different.
BFF: Okay. Like I said – I will go, but I won’t be excited.

Fast forward a few days – BFF is not going with me. Said co-worker is definitely not brining her husband. So, both guys are off the hook (this time).

I would have had fun with BFF, even though he wouldn’t have been excited. But now I don’t have to worry about whether or not he is miserable.

I need a significant other. I would make him go – excited or not!

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About GeminiRed Creations

*cough cough* I’m over 40 and an entrepreneur at heart. I am in Corporate America, but my heart is in being an entrepreneur and supporting small business owners. Although my almost 2 year stint at owning a business was not as successful as I dreamed, it's still a passion and so I now try to put my efforts into helping other entrepreneurs such as my brother who owns Wickedly Wooden (www.wickedlywooden.net) and my friend Heather who owns Rinse Bath & Body (www.rinsesoap.com). I do enjoy my job so it makes it easier to get up and go to work every day even if it's not my own business. Maybe one day I will take a stab at it again...like right now I make handcrafted items such as hair accessories, aprons, and jewelry. In my free time, of course! In my "other" spare time I love to read - especially anything biographical or autobiographical. I also enjoying writing, but mostly for fun and I can write a pretty good “threat” letter when I need to. I’ve been known to get things done! I write about a wide variety of things from the random tomato or piece of food on the ground to the odd things I see in my daily life to politics…now if you don’t agree with my politics that’s fine, but be respectful and don’t post hateful comments.

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