i ended up being triple-booked for the weekend by way of not participating in group chats. gatherings were organised without me, and while i was welcome to attend, i wouldn’t have raised any eyebrows if i flaked. quite a win-win situation, if i may say. i was thinking of using one as an excuse for the other, and then actually not turn up for any of them.
im not sure whether to attribute my general dislike of gatherings to my personality type, which says this:
or to depression, of which this is a fantastic description:
in the end, one group of friends was a bit more persistent than the others, so i found myself by the beach
grading papers while waiting for the party to begin.
also, when triple-booked on a depressing weekend, it makes sense to choose the party with an open bar.