I hate parties.
No, no, not the kind of parties where your friends come over and you just stand around laughing about nothing and eating and drinking delicious things. Those kind of parties I love. I also like theme parties. So, just pointing out that I am not a complete misanthrope who also loathes fun.
I hate those parties where your "friends" invite you over and then want you to BUY things. I cannot think of a word strong enough to express the distaste I feel for these "parties" which are not parties at all, but rather torture sessions where I feel guilted into buying heinously overprice items which I didn't want in the first place.
I like to shop alone, and I like to buy what I want, for the price I want, when I want it. Also, I want my buying to concern only me; I don't want to drag friendships into it.
Does anyone really like these parties? Do some people really not feel the pressure to buy, but instead just enjoy going and hanging out?
Also, I will never want to host a party. And I pray no friends will ever try to guilt me into hosting one. Because then we won't be friends anymore.