A not-so-social party

You are welcomed to laugh at my misery.

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Hello there! So this is me Diya and today I’m gonna talk about the most awkward party I have ever been to.
Firstly, lets just accept that we have all been there at least once. Those inevitable awkward parties. And by that I do not mean the high school/college friends’ party. I mean the party where you’re literary the only teenager (in addition to the fact that you know no one). If there is a list of places I would NOT like to go then that would be in quite a high position. In fact I would rather eat mushrooms than go to a party where I hardly know any one (yes I hate mushrooms, don’t judge me) . And unfortunately a few days ago I ended up in one.
I mean, not that I knew it would a huge mistake. Well, maybe I did. It was a party invitation from my mom’s friend.
I would normally never say yes to such parties but mom was like “You have to come with me.”  and I was like “umm…what ?!”
Not wanting to face the consequences of saying yes, I tried to convince her how harmful the outer environment would be for me. But at last she promised me to buy “The lost symbol” by Dan brown (what a nerd!) so I had to agree (coz I m basically broke). So this is how a mere introvert like me was mercilessly thrown in a sea of new people.
The moment I stepped in the hall (which by the way looked more like a garden with all the plants and flowers) I knew I was in trouble.  So I tried to stay in the corner avoiding everyone. But you know there’s always that one person that is dying to meet you. Therefore I had to come out of my camouflage and greet my mom’s childhood bestie. And as you can imagine it didn’t go well.
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It was fine until this point of time (I mean I had a crappy time but still it was bearable) but then came the ultimate danger – the kids. In general, I do not have any hatred towards kids. I think they are adorable. But when you are trying to avoid socializing at a party, they are just not very helpful. What started out as cute gestures like offering me a flower (which is weird, now that I think about it) soon turned to a game of ‘who can be the most annoying’.
Finally when I had given up on life and concluded that nothing else could go wrong, my phone proved me wrong by showing that annoying red line in its battery icon. And then destroying all the hopes I had in the world, it switched off.
Just imagine being left alone in an endless ocean to drown – yup, that’s how I felt. But somehow after that I did manage to stay alive and return home.
Who says teenagers don’t work hard to get what they want.
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The book responsible for my doom.

So if you want to escape from falling in a situation like this, here are a few (hopefully helpful) tips:

  1. Do not say yes to go somewhere you are not comfortable going. Just do not. It’s not worth it.
  2. If you find yourself in a situation where  you know no one, try talking to one or two people who are similar to you (like  similar age, interests etc.). Don’t do what I did and hide in a corner because that will just make people think you are being left out and more people would want to give you company.
  3. Remember to charge up your phone before leaving the house. Believe me, it can save you from a lot of awkward situations.
  4. If your party is taking place at someone’s house (like mine did), you can try going to the balcony or garden or somewhere with lesser amount of people.
  5. Remember there’s always gonna be that one person who tries to communicate with everyone. Make sure to mark them out and avoid them if you don’t want any socializing.
  6. As for avoiding kids, you can  engage them in some sort of activity to plan your neat escape.
  7. And if you have not already learnt from my experience, then please save up your money to buy things you want. (I wish I did)
So there you go – the story of my awkward party that is full of regrets. I hope the tips helped you in some way. You can comment telling me the story of your awkward party or you can add onto the tips for others to avoid such situations. If you liked this blog, you can follow me to get notified when I upload next. You can also contact me through my Gmail account. Suggestions and ideas for a blog are always welcomed
Bye for now. Have a good week ahead. Cheers!
PS: I know there are some people (well majority, maybe) who love socializing with new people. I am not showing any hatred towards them. I am just stating what I feel about meeting new people. Everyone has different opinions and I respect them.