I strongly dislike (socializing at) parties.

Especially when I don’t really know anyone. My brother is hosting a Christmas party for his horse riding friends, and I am there also.  I have met some of his horse friends, but I am very introverted,  so at a party such as this, I am not very socialable.  And not that I am not enjoying myself, but there is a (very low) limit on small talk I can stand.  And people tend to assume if you are quiet, you are not having fun.

So I eat, instead.  I can’t be expected to socialize if I am busy stuffing my face.

And that’s why I don’t like (socializing at) parties.