I’m amazed at how completely inept I am at socializing. I must have been absent when they covered that in school. Last night my wife and I went to a little coffee & dessert thing at the pastor’s house as a kind of ‘meet the new people’ thing. There wasn’t any agenda to the evening, it was just couples standing around and talking all evening.
Did I mention it was a house full of couples who didn’t know each other? So every conversation was the same. Have you been coming to this church for long? What do you do? How long have you been married? Do you have any kids, or in case, when did you graduate? It was a little odd, but it’s nice to actually recognize a few faces in church.
My favorite part was when we finished one conversation and reached the socially awkward moment of having to talk to someone else. We’d stand there for a few minutes, noticing the groups of people conversing, all in little circles with their backs to you. I was not prepared for these kinds of situations in college. And they call it a liberal arts degree.