You know you’re old when you find yourself asking “what do kids wear on a night out these days?”
Wait. Let me rephrase that. You know you’re having a Meream moment when you find yourself asking that question as you are about to have a night out.
Now I am not an altogether anti-social being. In fact, I find people fascinating and I have fabulous friends. But I am not your textbook definition of a friendly person. Not that I will not say “hi” to you when we are being introduced. But you cannot expect me to… you know what? This is a getting long-winded and complicated. We need a checklist.
Seems friendly when introduced to people; is not rude. √
Makes small talk.
Tries to make an effort to be with other people
Seems funny but is actually extremely uneasy. √
Seems friendly online. √
Has friends (online and IRL). √
Will sell you out to a rogue agent (if applicable).
To summarize, I do not call every person I meet my BFF but I am, for lack of a better word, nice. Thankfully, I am with someone who understands this part about me. We never do group dates with other couples. When he has friends over, I am not obliged to play hostess (I say “hi” to his friends, of course). I have dinner dates with my friends; he goes for a beer or two with his. We do not feel the need to tag along with whatever the other is doing. Unless, of course, when one’s presence is needed to show support.
Last Saturday, the boyfriend participated in an event that gave opportunities for local clothing lines to sell their merch. I went. Hence, the question on what kids wear for a night out these days. I wore these:
Did I make friends? No. I did, however, saw some interesting characters.