It's Party Time!

United States
December 7, 2016 3:27pm CST
This Friday is the company Christmas Party. I neglected to send in my reply to go because I really didn't want to go. I tend to get a little anxious when in large groups of people. The fear of walking into a room full of people makes my heart race. After having so many people give me a guilt complex for not going, I decided that I just may go. So I called the office to see if it was too late to add me to the list and yes, it was too late. Yay! I was doing the happy dance because I thought I was off the hook. Then I got a call to say that I could go. Ugh. So, I guess I will put on my best and go share an evening with my coworkers. I needn't stay long. Can't anyway because I have to work this weekend. Hopefully I won't chicken out and stay home.
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@jaboUK (55052)
• United Kingdom
8 Dec 16
Lol - those work parties can be a disaster - or great fun - I hope yours is the latter. The worst part is actually going in - see if you can find someone you know to go in with, so that you can give each other morale support.
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• United States
8 Dec 16
I intend to find someone that is going at the same time so we can walk in together. My fear is that if I have to go in alone, I will not even leave the house!
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@JudyEv (134904)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Dec 16
@ElusiveButterfly Go in backwards! Sorry, couldn't help myself - I know it's nothing to be making jokes about.
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• United States
9 Dec 16
@JudyEv Now that would be a sight to see. However, I would probably fall on my keister.
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@Kandae11 (40368)
7 Dec 16
It should be fun. celebrating with your co-workers. Have a great time.
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• United States
7 Dec 16
I have nothing better to do. But, I really get in a panic thinking about going.
@tammys85 (11887)
• United States
10 Dec 16
You should do what makes you comfortable. And if you do go, I hope you have a good time.
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• United States
10 Dec 16
I did go, and had a good time too! Wish I could have stayed longer though. Lack of sleep for the past few days drove me to leave early so I could get home and rest. I have to work today and coldn't have done it without some rest.
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@tammys85 (11887)
• United States
10 Dec 16
@ElusiveButterfly Awe, I'm glad you had a great time after all! And I don't blame you for wanting to get some rest, at least you were able to go for a little while.
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• United States
11 Dec 16
@tammys85 If I hadn't been so tired I would have stayed a little longer.
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@celticeagle (119881)
• Boise, Idaho
7 Dec 16
I have social anxiety so I don't go in for crowds at all. Even people I don't know. You should try to go. At least for a little while.
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• United States
7 Dec 16
My husband won't be going with me. He is my anchor. I hope I can make it through the front door.
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@celticeagle (119881)
• Boise, Idaho
7 Dec 16
@ElusiveButterfly ........Just take it a step at a time.
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• United States
7 Dec 16
@celticeagle I have to get through the door first. Guess I'll have to speak to a coworker and ask her what time she is going to be there so we can walk in together.
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@DianneN (85355)
• United States
10 Dec 16
You are too funny. I always went with a coworker. I, too, dislike going alone.
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• United States
11 Dec 16
I would have preferred going with my husband. But, had to go alone. It felt awkward being there without him.
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@DianneN (85355)
• United States
11 Dec 16
@ElusiveButterfly I can imagine that. I feel strange without my hubby, too. Did you manage to have some fun with other people?
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• United States
11 Dec 16
@DianneN I did for a while. Once they left the table and headed for the dance floor I felt like a third wheel.
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@BelleStarr (39695)
• United States
9 Dec 16
I hope you decide to go, what I do is zero in on one person I know well and head right toward them, less intimidating that way.
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• United States
10 Dec 16
I went in all by myself. When I first arrived, the coworker that told me that she was going because she hoped that I was too was there and I sat with her and a few more of my coworkers. It was a lot of fun. Wish I could have stayed longer, but my entire body was tense and hurting from lack of sleep.
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@BelleStarr (39695)
• United States
11 Dec 16
@ElusiveButterfly I'm so glad it went well and that you enjoyed yourself.
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• United States
11 Dec 16
@BelleStarr wish I hadn't been so tired, I would have stayed longer!
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@Jessicalynnt (47880)
• Centralia, Missouri
7 Dec 16
you can do it! It's hard for us anxious people, but you can!
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• United States
8 Dec 16
I just let my husband know that I was going. I think he was a bit surprised. I told him that I had just decided to go because everyone was bugging me to go! He is going away for the weekend so he won't be around to keep me company, so why not go?
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• Centralia, Missouri
8 Dec 16
@ElusiveButterfly It's good to get out, esp for those of us who would rather not. sides, you might have fun
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• United States
8 Dec 16
@Jessicalynnt I am going to put my best foot forward and just do it!
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@carebear29 (28647)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
7 Dec 16
My husbands work party is Saturday.
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• United States
7 Dec 16
I had decided to break tradition and go. Hopefully it won't snow that night.
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@carebear29 (28647)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
8 Dec 16
@ElusiveButterfly nothing wrong with that
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• United States
8 Dec 16
@carebear29 time to have some fun!
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@LadyDuck (177199)
• Switzerland
8 Dec 16
I never liked those kind of big parties, sometimes they are funny, but most of the time you feel not fully comfortable to be there.
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• United States
8 Dec 16
Well, at least I can say that I attended one. Who knows, I may just enjoy myself so much that I may stay a little later. But, considering that I have to work this weekend, I won't be out too late.
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@LadyDuck (177199)
• Switzerland
9 Dec 16
@ElusiveButterfly This is the problem staying up late, you feel tired the morning after.
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@mom210 (6771)
• Atlanta, Georgia
9 Dec 16
I hope that it goes well for you, being in large groups of people is not my favorite thing either. I would much rather be home alone or with my family.
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• United States
10 Dec 16
As long as I didn't have to wander through the middle of the crowd I was okay. I stayed at my table until we had to go to the buffet for our meal.
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@PainsOnSlate (20587)
• Canada
9 Dec 16
I hope you go and enjoy yourself. Its a party - relax and enjoy!
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• United States
10 Dec 16
I had a really good time while I was there! My body was achy from lack of sleep so I went home by 8:00. Needed the rest.
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@Susan2015 (21752)
• United States
9 Dec 16
We didn't go to my office work party. My husband wasn't feeling good. And I don't like to drive in the dark out of town by myself.
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• United States
9 Dec 16
I will have to drive home in the dark and that isn't something I look forward to.
@JudyEv (134904)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Dec 16
I hope it won't be too stressful for you. Can you meet of your workmates first so you have someone to walk in with?
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• United States
8 Dec 16
We had a meeting today and I was going to ask one of them to meet me but forgot.
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@Tampa_girl7 (26237)
• United States
8 Dec 16
I also get a bit stressed too over large gatherings.
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• United States
8 Dec 16
There will be a few faces that are familiar to me, but more faces that are not.
• United States
7 Dec 16
It might be fun and you don't have to stay long. I tend to get a little anxious when I don't know people but not so much if it's people I know
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• United States
7 Dec 16
Marilyn, even if I know everyone in the room I get more than a little anxious.
7 Dec 16
I hate partys. I always feel so awkward at them, and end up acting like a freak because of it lol.
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• United States
7 Dec 16
I just get nervous about being around that many people. Even if I know everyone, it is weird.
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