I’m having dinner tonight with two friends from college. We graduated 25 years ago and since then have gotten together just a handful of times. So they really don’t know me very well anymore. I think they likely remember me as pretty care-free and as reliable as the average college kid is when it comes to alcohol.
So I’m a little nervous. I won’t drink, but I don’t know what I’ll say about it. My plan is to get there early and order a lemonade. My plan is to avoid the topic altogether if I can. Unfortunately, however, my mouth sometimes seems to have a mind of its own and I find, to my utter dismay, absolutely unplanned sentences just falling right out of it.
Well intentioned relative: “Where’s your wine glass? We all know what a wine girl you are.”
Me: “I don’t drink wine anymore.”
Different lovely relative: “Oh we could have sat on the deck and drank wine together.”
Me: “But I don’t drink.”
I obviously haven’t had enough practice with this. 🙄 Could I be any more awkward or blunt? Sigh. I’m sure if higher levels of awkwardness can be reached, I’ll figure out a way to get there too.
Wish me luck please.