Let’s start with how my night ended. 20 miles in the wrong direction, ending up at a fast food Mexican place eating by myself, then finding my way home while all my friends went out. I left the party at 9 pm. Yay me for being responsible with the damn early hours, but some nights you really start to feel like you’re missing out on everything. It only takes one night of going out too late and having one too many during this work week to realize that no matter how much fun you’re having, it’s just not worth it.
Let’s backtrack through the night and just tell the embarrassing story now. I was invited to this swanky event at a private jet hangar (must be nice, I know, I know). 3 of my friends actually work for one of those private jet share companies and this was their big impress the client event for the year. It was super cool, formula one racecar, multiple private jets to climb aboard, high-end cigars and scotches to try. Cool huh? Lots of my friends ended up showing up as well, so it was a pretty good time for a Thursday and a great change of pace from the typical bar scene. I brought along one of my guy friends in an attempt to play matchmaker with one of my newly single girlfriends and I actually think it worked. SO while they are chatting it up, I am wandering around drunk off one glass of red wine and already moved on to water by 730 pm. Loser, holla! Then I see someone that I technically work with but never see and don’t really want to say the person’s name and they aren’t technically a close close coworker but let’s just say it’s one of those people that you see occasionally through work.
Well, my girlfriend that I was matchmaking for and I started talking about how cute he was. He also works for their company…too many hints here. Anyways, she’s like, “you should totally go for it”. I was kinda pumped liked okay I’m going to make some conversation. An hour later, totally feeling the vibes of good convo and feeling refreshed that there ARE interesting guys out there, the bomb is dropped. “Jenna, meet my WIFE and her mother”. Is everyone married now? How did I miss this giant gold band that is screaming, “I’m completely off limits and am only talking to you because I’m obligated because of the working situation. Then I felt so awkward and awful that I had been completely taking away all of his time yapping away about work and doing my typical self-deprecating routine. Man he was so nice and his wife was so nice and her mom was so nice and they were all just really, really nice. I am so dumb. My friends were in ear shot to ear which is awesome. They thought it was just hilarious too. It actually kind of was. Another one down. Bean burrito and taco for one please?!