Thursday, September 18, 2014
That delicate balance
Tonight Cookie has to walk that delicate balance between forced enthusiasm and a charitable event. A workplace group that the Husband belongs to is hosting an event at a one of the better, actually that should be trendy-toney-artful, restaurants in Baltimore.
The group is all men, all gay, and thats good, but they are the husband's workmates at International Amalgamated Inc., and they will all be talking shop. Delightful. But I am not in much of a good mood for it.
Still, this is the life of a spouse - supporting your husband as you would want him to support you.
As a personal rule, I never drink at work events. Not even a pre dinner cocktail. Nope. I have seen too many people at work events do stupid things or say stupid things. I will ask for a club soda and lime and force a smile and fake my interest.
So there I will be, pets, hidden behind my invisible Kabuki mask, going through the motions while a dish filled with food will be presented for my meal not so much for my enjoyment as it is formality sake. Yeah.