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    Senior Member Rogar's Avatar
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    I've been going to more funerals than weddings lately, which sort of cuts down on little children. The receptions afterwards are certainly awkward social events but not going doesn't seem like an option. Weddings have better food.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaneV2.0 View Post
    The last few weddings I've been to weren't too bad--probably because there were few, if any, children. Unless they are the happy couple's offspring, I would think they would just be bored (and probably obnoxious) anyway.
    I too stopped going to weddings, not that Iím invited to many, after the last two I attended kept me captive for five hours with NO ALCOHOL. For both of them, I traveled out of state.

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    I haven't been to either much lately, for which I am grateful.

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    I havenít been to a wedding in years. Unless the wedding couple has kids they donít belong there.

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    Being an introvert sometimes makes me feel too comfortable since I enjoy alone time so I put myself out there once in a while just to practice. I enjoy my small six member book club and occasional neighborhood gatherings. Going to Costco or Trader Joe's gives me the willies - too peopley so its rush in rush out. I used to hate large social work gatherings too. I have a garden club event coming up that has way too many attendees so we'll see - at least there is a common thread to our discussions.

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    A social event you are committed to cancels on you. And you are not upset but are relieved. Score me 10/10 on this introversion metric. Rob

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    Quote Originally Posted by gimmethesimplelife View Post
    A social event you are committed to cancels on you. And you are not upset but are relieved. Score me 10/10 on this introversion metric. Rob
    Yeah, I’ve had that happen too!

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    I'm not really sure if I am what's called an introvert, I mean, I really enjoy spending time alone, no altercation with arguments, I hate arguments, no answers, no questions, but I'm usually good with people at work, I can sense and fell them, most of them right away, and adjust accordingly, but after a day's working, I just want to be left alone, weekends is the same thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tradd View Post
    Yeah, Iíve had that happen too!
    .... I start planning my escape as soon as I walk into a social situation

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmiller View Post
    .... I start planning my escape as soon as I walk into a social situation
    I pretty much do that, too. DH is the social butterfly in the family, so I'm pretty committed to staying a while once we get to the event, but he knows I have my limits, so we always compromise--we read each others' body language over a lull in conversation and he usually picks up on my cues. If we've gotten to the point where he's "performing"--either literally, or figuratively (in the midst regaling a group with jokes or stories), unfortunately I'm in it for the long haul.

    The worst is being on a boat. It's kind of hard to leave the party early when you're stuck in cramped quarters with a bunch of people in the middle of the sea.
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