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Daily Prompt: Party Animals (?)

Daily Prompt: Party Animalsย (?)

by michelle w. on July 21, 2013

After spending time with a group of people, do you feel energized and ready for anything or do you want to hide in the corner with a good book?


The simplest answer to this Daily Prompt is this, I want to curl up with a good book and have peace and quiet.

I’m not much of a party person. I don’t enthuse over get togethers. I barely tolerate a small casual BBQ. I’m really not much of a people person. Never have been and I don’t see myself changing this late in life.

It’s not that I don’t like people. Well ok, maybe that is part of the problem. I would rather be around my pets than most people. For one thing there is a lot less drama. Yet, I love to people watch.

As long as I don’t have to be engaged in conversation I can sit and watch people all day. I’m not much for chit-chat. This is a woman who really doesn’t like to talk on the phone. Now let me write a letter to you and I’m your girl!

So, I doubt I would spend time with a large group of people in the first place. The last time I did was at my parents 50th wedding anniversary and the next day I was in the ER getting my gall bladder taken out. Omen? Maybe.

Thinking back on that, it’s been over 12 years now since then. See? Not much of a people person at all. Give me books or computer time!

Anyone for an old fashion letter from me? ๐Ÿ™‚


12 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: Party Animals (?)

  1. Jackie, any time I am with a group of people I need to decompress when returning home. It doesn’t matter what the time is, I need the silence and a book. I’ve never done well in groups, I have always been a loner, needing to have plenty of alone time to balance things out, so I completely understand how you feel.


  2. I’m with you. Don’t even like to go to church because they do that greet your neighbor thing. I’m good one on one. I’d rather write than talk on the phone too. Getting more discerning about who I spend any time with. Thank goodness my kids are quiet people too. You should see us at New Years. ๐Ÿ™‚ Snooze city.


    1. I often wonder why people have always got to try to make me talk? It’s not like I need to. Strange. I’m ok with snooze city. With my family (no kids here) it usually ends up with an argument somewhere and then hurt feelings. Not something I like at all. So I try to stay away. ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. I wonder how you and I would do in person? When I was younger and my self-esteem wasn’t tied up in my weight/appearance, I would go anywhere, talk to anybody, sell anything … definitely a Type A, social butterfly. But in these later years, I have definitely become reclusive and even anti-social. Not online though. I think my true personality still shows via email and online, but to meet people in person is very hard for me. No thank you to the handwritten letter – only because I would feel obliged to write back, and I don’t even know if my handwriting is legible any more. ๐Ÿ™‚


    1. I’m not so sure about my handwriting either but shhhh that’s between us friends. ๐Ÿ™‚
      I think you and I would do great in person! I’m kind of weird. In social settings I can be quite talkative if its people I like. I have also been in retail for many years and you know one has to talk and be outgoing in that! But I’m usually quiet and even withdrawn. Online though again as you know I can be quite outgoing. Yeah we are strange ones my friend. We would do great together. ๐Ÿ™‚


      1. Oh! I forgot to tell you. We have one more thing in common. My gall bladder tried to kill me. It felt like someone was plunging a knife in my back. I got rid of that thing! ๐Ÿ™‚ … I think we would do great in person, too.


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