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Thursday, December 08, 2005

think of all the fellas that I haven't kissed

my coworkers are forcing my hand. the office holiday party is tomorrow. I wasn't going to take a date, since I haven't had one anytime recently. when my friends at work found that out, they all decided that was a great opportunity to party for free with a friend. I had four offers of a "set-up" yesterday.

I'd much rather take my own friend or a gwp*, then have to sit with someone I don't know and make small talk. particularly this week, when I'm so tired I can barely string together a sentence.

BikeBoy called last night and we chatted for a while. after we hung up, I realized I should have just asked him. or maybe I should ask my friend who missed the chance to grab drinks with me last week. I suppose I could if I talk to him tonight at the show.

I'm not sure if I want to ask either one. if I worked in a different company, where the holiday party was a boring night out with a hundred people you see everyday, but aren't close to, I'd take either in a second.

but my company is like a family. I have great friends there. in fact I sincerely like everyone I work with most days. (yes, I complain sometimes, but that's about managing and workload, not about the people.) whoever I take will get the third degree. the risk of stories being told that I'd rather wouldn't be is too great.

before the work crunch of the last few weeks, I was thinking I could take one of my guy friends. but most of them have significant others that likely wouldn't be too excited I was borrowing their man. or I could take a girlfriend, but they, apparently, have lives of their own.

and even if a friend could go, I'd rather take a real date. I just don't have one this year. why is it so incomprehensible that I would go without a date? sure I'll be the only one in the company there without one, but is that so bad?

I've been good this year, maybe I should ask santa for a real date. (no, not with him, with a guy who's around more than one night a year.)

* gwp - guy with potential

10 comments:

jeopardygirl said...

This reminds me of how I felt about going to my senior prom. If it wasn't a "date" date, then I would rather go alone or not at all. In the end, I went with a group of about 14 others--some with dates, some not--and had a marvellous time. Don't cave in to the pressure to be "coupled off" with a stranger.

Yoda said...

RG,

I agree with JG...don't cave. Ask someone with potential!

~Kurt

Rebecca said...

Ask someone with potential.....
or fly solo - and see who you might meet? If your company's large enough, maybe you'd meet someone in a different department???

ramblin' girl said...

Rebecca-
I wish meeting someone in another department were an option... but there are a whole 15 of us in the entire company...

kt said...

you can borrow simon if you want. =) you can even meet him tonight first!

Wordnerd said...

Ask the guy you missed drinks with last week. It's the perfect opportunity to ask him to something that he can't (or won't) ask you to. ;~)

Kat said...

Flying solo is much better than sitting there with somebody you don't know. Especially if you're friends with your coworkers.

Started reading your site through comments at KT and Aarwen's sites.

Jeremy said...

So how did the fam take the ah ::cough:: loss last weekend?

ramblin' girl said...

thanks everyone...

JG and Kat- thanks for stopping by!

Jeremy, that's just plain mean... the family's not too happy, and I'm sad we lost a good coach.

Amy said...

oooh I have a similar dilemma, one year until the family "Disney cruise" where my dad has reserved an extra spot for a "date" but this obviously has to be someone significant which means I really need to meet him right now. Ugh, the dreaded family vacation as the 5th wheel. Gotta love it!

Have fun at the party!