“I start to open my bag and it just suddenly hits me, like, there’s nobody here.”

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I may have told the story before. And it’s a little bit of a twist on the prompt of “Have I ever shown up to a party and felt immediately out of place?” But when I was in college, and this is true for most people, you know, all of the parties were house parties. So you would just randomly get an address sent to you and it was, whatever, a friend of a friend, and that’s where the party was that night. So one weekend, we had been told, “Okay, it’s gonna be on this street. Here’s the address.” And I forget why, but I must have been doing something, maybe I was working and I was going to come later so I wasn’t walking over with my friends. I was just gonna meet them.

So I have my backpack and, whatever, mixers, uh, alcohol, and I’m walking to the house party. So I get to the address, walk in the front door, walk through the living room, into the kitchen, and I sat — I start to open my bag and it just suddenly hits me, like, there’s nobody here. And then I slowly turn around and I see a couple sitting on their couch in a living room. So I literally just walked, you know, directly through their field of vision. They’re watching their TV on the other side of the room. I walked in between the TV and the couch to get to their kitchen. And I realized immediately, “Oh s***. This is not the house the party’s at. This is just a person’s house.” And I said something stupid, like, “There’s not a party here is there?” And they said, “No, get out.” Uh, which I immediately did. Um, but that was mortifying.

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