I must be out of sorts, because I feel very negative about the whole thing. Let me say at the outset, though, that I think the party could be considered a success because of the turnout. It was pretty high. Here are a list of things I didn't like.
- It didn't start until 8:30 p.m. That was hugely inconvenient.
- There was a holdup with the food and it didn't come out until 9:15 p.m. or so. And they didn't have enough mozzerella sticks. I was also surprised that they served cheese and chicken, although maybe thats perfectly normal and I'm living in a bubble.
- I felt older than everyone. I don't know if I was older than everyone and it wasn't really everyone, but that made me really self-conscious. That wasn't anyone's fault, but I still didn't like it.
- A lot of the crowd was socially awkward. I include myself in this group. Is it something about Jews, is that it? All I know that I had at least four conversations where I encountered dead silence, just nothing. There was one guy who wouldn't tell me where he worked. He didn't adequately explain why, just that someone might find out and show up to his work and start doing his job.
- My temple friends weren't there. I should have called them ahead of time, I just thought they would be there and they weren't. That would have solved a few problems.
Maybe I just have a bad attitude. Well, you know what they say. Shape up or ship out. I don't know how that applies here, but I said it anyway.