some kind of happiness is measured out in miles (plasticpepper) wrote in thequestionclub,
some kind of happiness is measured out in miles
plasticpepper
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TQC, I am a failure at social situations and interacting with people. Will you make my decisions for me?

Bear with me, as I am about to exhibit my extreme stupidity in certain areas...

A bunch of people, including my boyfriend, regularly get together to go bowling. Tonight will be one of those times. My boyfriend would really like me to go, and he tells me other people would like me to go and have been asking about me. I would really like to go and see everyone and hang out. BUT I have basically never been bowling. The last time I went bowling was a friend's birthday around 5th grade (so like 12 years ago) and the only thing I remember about it is that all my best friends decided to be a team without me and I spent most of the night crying.

SO, I don't think I want to bowl tonight, because I have pretty much never done it and I am sure I will be terrible. And you score it in teams, right? As in, if I was terrible and never knocked down a pin, my team would lose and hate me forever? I do not want that to happen, so I think I will save adventures in learning to bowl for sometime when it's just my boyfriend and me.

Will it be really weird if I go just to hang out? Will we have to pay for me to bowl even though I am not actually going to? WILL I HAVE TO RENT THE SHOES?! I have no idea what the general procedure is like at a bowling alley and this sort of thing makes me irrationally nervous.

HALP.

dkdc/tldr/etc: Please feel free to laugh at me for being afraid of bowling.
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