CAN YOU SAY, COCKTAIL PARTY...
COCKTAIL PARTIES ... by b. Malin
I Dedicate this little "Ditty" to anyone who has ever gotten an Invite to one and Cringed!.....
Do you like COCKTAIL PARTIES, the type where you only know the host or hostess?
Me, personally...I DETEST them, I really do.
I find myself standing around with a drink (preferably white wine) in one hand, and a "little" "Hors-d'oeuvre" in the other.
A fixed "SMILE" upon my face, willing to have a conversation with whomever is close by...
Actually if truth be told, I think I look Desperate! But I also think I HIDE it well.
Now don't get me wrong, I'm not the shy type. Really, I'm not.
I LOVE to go DANCING...Sometimes I think I might even be a bit of an Exhibitionist...No I don't disrobe....I've just got good movements on the dance floor, or so I've been told.
BUT at a COCKTAIL PARTY, INSTANT PARANOIA SETS IN...and I will talk to anyone, that will talk to me.
I once had a conversation with a "Frenchmen" who spoke very little English, and my high school French has through the years become a little bit rusty.
Anyway, I thought that we were getting along splendidly, until the Hostess drew me aside and said, "Dear, do be careful, Jacques knows very little English and is probably telling you some pretty NASTY DIRTY JOKES IN FRENCH".
With that she patted me on the shoulder and left me standing there as she went off to greet some newly arrived guests.
I meanwhile stood there with my soggy, melted, WHATEVER in my hand, feeling pretty silly.
However, it didn't bother "good old Jacques" who'd already engaged himself in conversation with a tall good looking blonde...whom I secretly hoped didn't major in French!
I just got a phone call from a friend who's invited me to a COCKTAIL PARTY next Saturday. She says it's going to be LOADS OF FUN...Lots of Fun People will be there.
It's HOLIDAY TIME...Lots of old friends will be there...and it wouldn't be a Party without me. She sounds so desperate.
Does she know my TRUE FEELINGS? Are you kidding? And PLEASE don' t tell.
And will I go...What do you think?
It's HOLIDAY TIME!