Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Day 3 Response Ashley Renee

There have been plenty of times when I felt like an outsider at events. Just last month, I was at my cousin’s 35th birthday party. A lot of my family members where there and even more of his friends had showed up. I went to the party just to show my face and had intentions on leaving after we all sang happy birthday and had cake. Seeing how I didn’t drive to the party location myself, I had to stay until it was over. I was the only one there who was under 21 so I felt really out of place. My cousin, who is a year older than me, left early on that night. Everyone in the party was drinking and having a good time, while I sat on the sideline as the “purse watcher”. Things started to get worse when they played songs that I liked and wanted to dance to. I just had to dance from my seat. Once the party was close 2 ending and the lights came up, I started feeling a little more awkward when his friends who are in their 30’s and 40’s started trying to talk to me. I just smiled and shook my head. I got a laugh out of it in the end but it was still weird. Once we all got to the after party, I felt a little more comfortable because we relocated to his sister’s house. Everybody was talking, playing cards and enjoying the night together as one big happy family.

1 comment:

  1. sometimes different age classes, race, or even in some cases religion can affect the way you open up to people. Alot of people tend to just stay on the sideline because they feel that trying to include yourself leaves you not only lost but humiliated as well. Parties and other events especially can make you notice the difference of personalities that different types of people have.