DW and I share a very similar disdain for these gatherings, but we're somewhat obligated to attend. Last night, I was asked if I was going to "slipshot", and I responded with a what. Again I was asked the same thing, with an explanation, of was I going to sneak off, without telling anyone I was leaving (as I did two weeks earlier at a different gathering). I replied, you're damn right, that I wasn't going to stay around for hours, risking drinking too much.To those gentlemen finding themselves dragged off to attend all these beggar's bazaars by your significant others, the late, great Nancy Reagan said it best, "Just say no!" Mrs Eagle, realized a long time ago that I am an anti-social a**hole who frequently says no to such invitations...so she no longer asks if I want to attend such senseless functions, but rather, attends on her own! LOL.
I survived yesterday and our decision today is do we take a nice fall drive somewhere to look at the changing colors of leaves or do we stay home to rake the increasing depth of leaves around our home. One of the very few benefits of COVID is driving somewhere without incidental stops, since few places are open. You're forced to look at what is abounding in nature!