I want to make it clear that I am in no way upset about this, it was a little bit of an eye-opener but in the end I chose to find it funny.
I went out for drinks with people from the shop at the weekend. It was interesting, well it's wasn't all that interesting. The first thing I noticed was that none of us really know anything about each other, so it was quite difficult to have a conversation about anything other than the shop, I don't mind talking about shop things when I'm there, but it's not interesting or important enough to me to spend my spare time talking about the same things over and over.
Secondly, the manager and deputy manager bought some sharing platters for everyone, which was very kind of them. After last time everyone remembered that I didn't eat any of it as it's mainly chicken and prawns, so they kept offering me the salad garnish and the lemon. It was fine the first time or two it happened, but the more the wine flowed the more the point was being pushed.
I was repeatedly called boring for not drinking (to be fair I was really bored after an hour, so I wasn't the best company). Oh, then the manager asked me what I would do, as a childfree person, if I did find out I was pregnant - there's no way that conversation can end well, so I just said I wished I had a pound for every time someone asked me that.
And so it went on.
Fast forward to yesterday when the subject came up for discussion, the manager said she would be happy to just have one glass of wine but her sister pushes her into drinking more so she does it for an easy life. The punchline to all of this niceness was fantastic - she said to me that it's important to get out every now and again to have a dance and a good time, otherwise "you spend your nights in doing really boring things like... quilting".