Party Invites, Giant spiders, abandoned Fairgrounds. These are all things that induce panic in me. Every year, a good almost-childhood friend of mine invites me to his Birthday do at his house. Most years I go, as does my brother, and we’re a mini-support network for each other. We only really know our friend, and his boyfriend. Every other guest there is a stranger to us and neither of us copes well with unknown people. In my defense, I no longer use sarcasm as a weapon like I used to as a kid. But I still panic a little at the thought of being in a social situation with a group of people I don’t know.
So when I was invited to a BBQ by a member of our boardgames group a few weeks ago, I forced myself to accept. I’m not sure if any of the other group members were invited, as the member has only been once or twice, but has gamed with us at one of the other members houses.
Potentially though, I could be going to a BBQ where I only know one other person, and that fills me with a certain dread. I’m an adult though, and should be able to deal with this without my flight instinct kicking in. I could take C as well, and invited her, but her flight instinct is on a par with mine, and she’s not even met the host before.
What do you take to a BBQ though? do I take beer? wine? food? I don’t think I’ve been to one in such a long time that I’m not sure if I’m supposed to get my parents to drop me off?
I think I might be and adult and ask.