42. Hearing someone say “I’m not invited.”
Have you ever been so excited to go to a party, that you ask around to see who else is going? The excitement goes away pretty darn fast when you hear “No, I’m not going because I’m not invited.” The situation turns awkward.
And . . . action!
Some people say “well that sucks, I’m sorry” and walk away. This typically comes out sounding a little mean, but as you will find out (if you keep reading) that this is the least awkward response to such a statement.
Others start by asking questions. “Oh my god, why?” Well obviously the reason why is something that the person does not want to discuss. It is the thing that everybody is wondering but should be left unmentioned. You ask “why” and you will get an awkward “I don’t know . . ” with a sad expression. Sometimes it is worse: they might actually tell you why and that would completely ruin the party mood and you might even end up being considered a traitor for going to a party hosted by such a jerk.
Every once in a while, you might hear a tale about someone who heard such a statement and responded with “aww.. well don’t worry about it, you’re going. As my guest.” There is some reasoning behind it, even though I don’t quite understand the whole thing. You are setting yourself up for trouble by doing that, even though the deed will not likely be forgotten by the person that wasn’t invited. But yeah, other than that its just a bunch of potential trouble.
How would you react to such a situation?