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Tagging along

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by shifty_uk, 12 Sep 2009.

  1. shifty_uk

    Capodecina

    Joined: 27 Sep 2004

    Posts: 12,932

    Location: Glasgow

    Anyone here loathe tagging along? I generally avoid it but if needs must I'll just go along with it.

    Just been invited to a birthday meal with the GF, she knows the host and a couple of others but obviously I know no one. Just feels a bit more awkward than usual. It's not exactly like turning up to a busy party.
     
  2. GhostlyPea

    Mobster

    Joined: 30 Dec 2004

    Posts: 4,682

    Location: Bromley, Kent

    Yeah its not for me, especially as I'm not very good at talking to people that I do not know. If somebody else wants to then fair enough but soemtimes it can be a bit odd

    - Pea0n
     
  3. Phate

    Caporegime

    Joined: 1 Nov 2003

    Posts: 35,683

    Location: Lisbon, Portugal

    I used to hate it, but now I just go with it

    Why?

    I've met quite a few cool people through it, sometimes its awkward, sometimes its boring, but sometimes you have a right good crack, you just don't know which so go to it with an open mind, you've got nothing to lose :)
     
  4. Delvis

    Caporegime

    Joined: 7 Nov 2004

    Posts: 28,436

    Location: Buckinghamshire

    At the end of the day your GF is there...So hey.

    I had to go out every so often with the GF's friends, and as I didn't know them it was strange at first (being the not very talkative type around new people)...But after a few times it was cool.

    I had to meet the entire family once all in one go, now that was odd.
     
  5. buckeejit

    Mobster

    Joined: 14 Aug 2004

    Posts: 2,993

    same
     
  6. NiCkNaMe

    Mobster

    Joined: 17 Jul 2005

    Posts: 3,190

    i used to be wary but now i love it. Guess it's moreso since i had a job where i'd do a lot of travelling and get lumped with some random people. Hey - even if the companies crap you can have a decent meal and a few beers!
     
  7. Conscript

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Oct 2004

    Posts: 9,696

    Location: Kent

    This. I'd say its important to get comfortable with your other half's circle of friends. Ive been in a similar situation where Ive been round to the flat of a couple I went to uni with and met their friends; at first I felt a bit odd, but now I'm friends with all of them :)
     
  8. Dark_Angel

    Capodecina

    Joined: 12 May 2005

    Posts: 12,637

    Very true. I used to hate stuff like this, but now meh. You never know who you will end up meeting.

    I regret going less than not going usually.
     
  9. Kennysevenfold

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 9 Sep 2008

    Posts: 7,945

    Location: Glasgow

    I try to avoid at all costs aswell.
    Its the making of an awkward night i think, Say your washing your hair? :p
     
  10. Creature

    Mobster

    Joined: 30 Nov 2004

    Posts: 3,755

    Location: Oop North

    I've got a mate moving in party tonight, he's gonna be the only one I know out of about 10 people. All in good fun as I enjoy meeting new people.
     
  11. Oxide™

    Mobster

    Joined: 26 Dec 2007

    Posts: 2,657

    Location: South London

    /matureness
    Be open to opportunities like this - you never know how it may steer your future. End of the day your path will change, if you don't go your path definately won't change.
    /end matureness

    Be positive :)
     
  12. Zefan

    Don

    Joined: 15 Jan 2006

    Posts: 30,524

    Location: Tosche Station

    As said previously, used to hate it but now I'm alright with it really. It can still be awkward, but I'm just beyond the point of caring now.

    I think it's just something that changes as you grow up.
     
  13. alexakasloth

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 13 Aug 2004

    Posts: 7,720

    Location: Sussex

    It's not something I love doing, sometimes it can be fun, sometimes it can suck, you could go to a party and end up meeting some cool people or they could turn out to be tards.
     
  14. Windle

    Capodecina

    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 14,155

    Location: Scotland

    Go and get drunk and make a tit of yourself.

    Odds on it's the last time she'll take you along ;)
     
  15. eyyaz

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Oct 2008

    Posts: 1,640

    Location: London

    This summer was the first time i had ever socialized as i had a fear of meeting new people. Went really well and could say i made 70+ friends (all thanks to tagging along ;))
     
  16. gumbald

    Sgarrista

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    Location: 62.156684,-49.781113

    Chance to meet some cool new acquaintances, love it.
     
  17. DB_SamX

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 17 Feb 2006

    Posts: 8,156

    Location: Winchester

    What's the point of being in a relationship if you aren't going to meet your other half's acquaintances and friends? I loved meeting people who are part of my ex's life. At the very least you'll have your gf's company, so what's the worry?
     
  18. Kreeeee

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 13 Jul 2004

    Posts: 42,789

    Location: /* */

    I enjoy meeting new people so if I'm invited I'm quite happy to tag along. I don't invite myself along though as that's intruding.
     
  19. V4NT0M

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Jan 2007

    Posts: 19,688

    Location: Land of the Scots

    Look on the bright side, there's a chance you could meet the love of your life there.

    >_>
     
  20. InvaderGIR

    Capodecina

    Joined: 14 Jul 2005

    Posts: 17,615

    Location: Bristol

    If all else fails...get horrifically drunk. ;)