Why I will not socialize with you (or a list of corrections to be made in order for me to socialize with you) (but please don’t change who you are for my personal preferences. Be you. If I like you, then we will get along smashingly):
Will we be talking about writing? In a creative sense. Specifically either YA or Fantasy. And in a positive light, not the “egads I hate it! why!” kind of way?
Do you read YA or Fantasy novels?
Do we watch similar TV like Doctor Who, Big Bang, Game of Thrones, Glee, How I Met Your Mother?
Do you knit? How good are you at it?
Do you like theatre? Musical or other?
Are you a happy person? If all you do is complain and talk boring work stuff, then you and I are not going to get along.
If you have answered yes to at least one of them, I may consider an invitation. However if I think the majority of my time will be spent wanting to not be there, I will find some polite way of saying no. I’m sorry if you don’t think that sitting at home and watching a Game of Thrones with my knitting is as important as a BBQ, but on my list of priorities it is more so. Now if said BBQ was spent discussing the new book Divergent by: Veronica Roth then I might just bring my knitting along and catch up on GOT later.