It's my Party - But I shan't be There

@p1kef1sh (45647)
June 28, 2008 6:14pm CST
I don't very much like going to parties. So it always amazes me when anybody turns up to the occasional ones that we give. I won't be coy, our parties are very good. We have food for a million, booze enough to keep a city full of winos happy and music and dancing through the night. However, If I last two hours at someone else's party it probably means that the taxis are busy and can't get to me yet. I have been known to go for long moonlight walks rather than dance and make merry. I am, in short, a party pooper. I suspect that I only get invited because my wife is quite the opposite of me and because people feel that I have to be invited; after all, I had them to my last party. If you were one of my friends and about to hold a party. How would you go about NOT inviting me.
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@novataylor (6572)
• United States
28 Jun 08
Ok, p1key, I promise that if I ever invite you to one of my parties, it will be a party for two and I don't think you'll be looking for a taxi after two hours. Maybe a doctor, but not a taxi.
@p1kef1sh (45647)
28 Jun 08
A doctor?! I'd better bring my 'Handy Defib" with me. "Technology to get your ticker ticking"!! Sounds good to me though.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
29 Jun 08
Please don't fight ladies. You can both play with me. Gently now, like the sweetest apple, I bruise easily. But like Snow White, Tempt Me.........
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• United States
29 Jun 08
Ok, but don't think I won't be back. Sigh. Why do I always go for the popular guys? Go on, Kitty, have fun with my p1key. He is after all, a most juicy little fruit himself and I must share. ;;;nova tipoes quietly away;;; uh oh, she's back, peeking through the keyhole. What a little voyeur she is!
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@GreenMoo (11842)
29 Jun 08
I cold be very rude of course and just not invite you. But it would be more fun to have a think about what you really really cannot stand, then make it the party theme
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
29 Jun 08
Bling and chavs washed down with rap music. That'd guarantee my non presence.
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@GreenMoo (11842)
29 Jun 08
Hmm, I don't think I could actually come up with any of those. But perhaps if I just told you that theme, you'd not show, then I could carry on with my normal party regardless ...
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
29 Jun 08
Sounds good to me.
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@Rosekitty (19498)
• San Marcos, Texas
28 Jun 08
First things first P1ke..who said we are friends?? I thought we were more to eachother and where is thou goes I goest..hee hee..so if you aren't going then we will think of other ways to entertain ourselves..
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@Rosekitty (19498)
• San Marcos, Texas
28 Jun 08
Yea..free apples..LOL P1ke my luv..you are so romantic and sitting under an apple tree with you makes my loins tingle..
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
28 Jun 08
I'm no cheapskate Rosie. Only the finest fruits for my Texan Rose.
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@Hatley (159378)
• Garden Grove, California
29 Jun 08
pikefish If iwas about to have a party it would be one with a moonlight walk and all the party poopers like me, and you I would issue a special moonlight watermelon tasting invite, an antiparty party and you and yours would be my star guests as you would know what would make a good antiparty party. lol
@p1kef1sh (45647)
29 Jun 08
THank you Hatey. An anti-party party! Sounds wonderful!
@p1kef1sh (45647)
29 Jun 08
It' early. I meant to say "Thank you Hatley".
@ElicBxn (60080)
• United States
29 Jun 08
I'm with you, I don't like dancing or any of those things. Our parties, when we had them, are sitting and talking affairs. I can stay at a party a long time if its that kind and the conversation is good - read - science fiction fandom.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
29 Jun 08
I can do sitting around and talking. I'd struggle with science fiction a little. But I will give it a go. So long as I don't have to dress up as Star Trek or anything!
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@ElicBxn (60080)
• United States
29 Jun 08
Oh, we had some costume parties, but they weren't themed. You could come as anything you wanted. One party the ex-roomie dressed as "Tammy Faye Bakker" gobs of make-up, drawn on running mascara and tear, and a toy handcuff to show her "unity" with her then husband, Jim Bakker, who had just gone to jail. I dressed as a hippy that year.
@ruby222 (4848)
29 Jun 08
I would maybe just have to write the invitation out to Mrs Pike only...and say that it was a ladiers get together...and would she please bring mangoes and not fish...many thanks...you just have to face things ..if you are a party pooper then its judst not worth the paper to invite you!!..I cant be fairer than that!!...Oh and if Mrs Pike feels so inclined she can bring a bottle or six along with her...the good offers are on at Sainsburys at the mo..buy three for a tenner.
@p1kef1sh (45647)
29 Jun 08
So true Ruby, not worth the paper. That sounds a good offer at Sainsbugs. Better keep the Boss away from there!!
@Rozie37 (15505)
• Turkmenistan
29 Jun 08
I wouldn't have any problem not inviting you to my party. I am not much of a party animal either. If I have to go to a (family) party. I have a good time, if not, I am pretty much a party kill joy myself. When I was younger, most of the time I got in to it if I was feeling comfortable. If not, I was the one holding up the walls or holding down the seats, LOL.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
29 Jun 08
I'll be the spotty bloke that'll be trying to chat you up Rozie.
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
29 Jun 08
I would probably send you an invitation so you knew I was thinking about you but at the end just say I know you probably won't come but I just wanted you to know that if you did feel like attending you could.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
29 Jun 08
That's very thoughtful. Thank you.
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@vanities (11351)
• Davao, Philippines
29 Jun 08
for me not inviting you atleast is a bit rude on my part although i know that you really not a party goer but since your wife does and shes my friend too then i will love to invite you both ..however if you wont appear then i fully understand it but if your wife is not my friend then i will still informed you about it since you are my friend... ...
@p1kef1sh (45647)
29 Jun 08
Thank you. I think. LOL.
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@ellie333 (21029)
1 Jul 08
Hi P1kef1sh, Well a great way of NOT inviting you would be to ask you to babysit instead as I wouldn't want my son around too many people drinking even if asleep upstairs I wouldn't be able to relax knowing I had the responsibilty of him up there in case he awoke so thats him and you out of the party leaving the real party goers a chance to party eh! Ellie :D
@ellie333 (21029)
1 Jul 08
Oh Shoot I have just amswered this fromemail as I am still plowing through and mummymo has already designated you so perhaps you could have all the kids then and then mummymo could come to the party too. Ellie :D
@p1kef1sh (45647)
1 Jul 08
Have one big party and I will babysit. Now, the following day please come and see me in the hospital. No need to bring all the children!! I'd love to do it really. Just let me know when. Hope that he likes making camps out of sheets and clothes horses! Oh, and eating chocolate and fizzy pop late into the night, whilst playing cowboys. LOL.
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@mummymo (23709)
1 Jul 08
No chance we are having 2 parties and you are watching all the kids both nights! lol By the way mine love all of those things but I would be very careful about how excited and nauseous you make them as you will be having them for 2 days and nights! Well Ellie, the Boss and I have to get ourselves ready after all! lol xxx
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@mummymo (23709)
30 Jun 08
LOl That is so easy - I would make you the designated baby sitter and me and the Boss would have fun whilst you pulled your hair out! lol xxx
@p1kef1sh (45647)
30 Jun 08
There's a very cruel streak in you Mummymo!! That said, I rather like helping children get hyper for their mummies and daddies. LOL.
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@mummymo (23709)
1 Jul 08
Have you only just noticed my cruel streak p1ke? Actually you would only be getting the kids hyper for yourself - mummy would be dancing the whole night away remember! xxx
@p1kef1sh (45647)
1 Jul 08
I'm going to demand that you "beat me on the bottom with a Woman's Weekly" for that!!
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@pumpkinjam (5714)
• United Kingdom
29 Jun 08
I would invite you to a party. I hardly get anyone turning up to parties I hold. They are really boring and we end up sitting around chatting and playing board games if anyone does turn up. I don't know if my parties are boring because no one turns up or if they would be boring anyway. I think you would like a party of mine because I am a party pooper too. Dancing and drinking 'til all hours is not my idea of fun. I'd rather go for a late night walk or play Monopoly!
@p1kef1sh (45647)
29 Jun 08
That was a horrible thing to happen.
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• United Kingdom
29 Jun 08
I wouldn't have minded so much if they had have actually said they weren't coming but there were two "maybes" and no one else said yes or no. I find that really rude.
• United States
30 Jun 08
Pikey, not inviting you would never be an option for me. Although there is always a door and a choice for you to decline my offer or beg out. I would never hold that against you or view it as a personal rejection.
@p1kef1sh (45647)
30 Jun 08
Thank you Angel. Mind you if I went all the way to Tennessee for a party you can bet I'd be one happy boy all night long!!
• United States
30 Jun 08
I sure would go out of my way to keep The "boy" happy all night long too :)))
@p1kef1sh (45647)
30 Jun 08
I can dream Angel. I can dream.
@mtdewgurl74 (18122)
• United States
29 Jun 08
How to go about not inviting you? Well, since I am a sensible person if I feel that you don't enjoy others parties so much I would extend the invite to you but also tell you that you should feel free not to come if you don't wish to. I surely wouldn't want you to ruin a night for you.
@p1kef1sh (45647)
29 Jun 08
That's very thoughtful. That way I'd feel able not to come.
@mtdewgurl74 (18122)
• United States
29 Jun 08
I would also tell ou to feel free to leave anytime so you wouldn't feel obligated to stay and twiddle your thumbs.
@suehan1 (4356)
• Australia
2 Jul 08
i would have thought that you would be the life of any party p1ke.well i will just not invite you if you insist,but you will miss out on all the gossip and missbehaving i know some of our good mylot friends will get up too,and guess what? were not going to tell you anything,so you will just have to come.lol.cheers sue
@p1kef1sh (45647)
2 Jul 08
Oooh, how mean. I love the gossip! In reality I am very quiet to the point of shyness Sue. myLot lets my inner self emerge via the written word. But those myLot people that I have spoken to on the phone rarely call again. I am dull, dull, dull in person. That's why I don't go to parties. Corners have such limited conversation properties. Although there was a very ornate Victorian What Not once.......
@dorypanda (1584)
30 Jun 08
Hmmm, let me see, how about this: Dear Uncle Fishy, I am hostessing a party on Friday, please feel free to miss it, you won't like it, their will be no chocolate, only leftovers from Thursday to eat, no drinks except yucky tap water, very loud rock and heavy metal music. Attend if you wish but I'd rather you didn't. Love from Dory. :)
@p1kef1sh (45647)
30 Jun 08
Rock I like, Heavy Metal less so. leftovers I don't. Tap water?! You must have interesting friends Dory. But if you don't mind, I'm busy on Friday. I haven't got a party to go to.
• India
29 Jun 08
And one more thing i would like to suggest. If you are really in the need of avoiding some party then you can take a person with you with whom you feel most comfortable and you can share almost everything with the latter. By doing this you can even attend a boring social party with great pleasure. As your best company is with you, you will never feel that you are caught in a nasty situation where you didnt wish to be...@@ And if i am the one who organized the party and was supposed not to invite you, i rather wnt mind if you are straight forward in telling that you wont enjoy in the party as the theme of the party is not as per your match. And generally people do consider for this option. PROVIDED THE PARTY GIVER IS A MATURE ENOUGH PERSON TO UNDERSTAND YOUR FEELING..
@p1kef1sh (45647)
29 Jun 08
Thank you for those two responses. Sounds like it is good stuff. Welcome to myLot.
@Elixiress (3893)
29 Jun 08
I would probably invite your wife and have a plus one, so she could bring you if you wanted to come or bring a friend if you didn't. That way I wouldn't feel mean for excluding you, but you would not be forced to come.
@p1kef1sh (45647)
29 Jun 08
That's a good idea Elixiress.
@nannacroc (4049)
29 Jun 08
I'm the same as you and don't enjoy parties. So I wouldn't invite you to a party. If I went mad and held a party and wanted to invite your wife the best way would be to make it a girls night. If this ever happens please visit me in the asylum.
@p1kef1sh (45647)
29 Jun 08
A girls night out at the asylum sounds like an Anne Summers party to me (not that I an expert). Anyway, all the asylums have been closed. We are all living in the community now.
@Bluepatch (2481)
• Trinidad And Tobago
29 Jun 08
I'd go about not inviting you by sending your wife an invite with a note attached - " hubbie can come if he wants to. " I guess that might give you a leeway out. I hardly go to parties either. I'm not married and I have lost contact with most of my original friends through social movements, either up or down, mostly down. I don't like socialising much either. So I haven't been to a real party in a long time. Maybe I do once or twice for the year. In Trinidad, if you don't keep yourself in social contact, you're forgotten. Sometimes that also means - " Thank God. "
@p1kef1sh (45647)
29 Jun 08
I've become used to being forgotten, or my wife's appendage. Suits me fine mostly.