Any plan made three weeks in advance is a fantastic one.
Inch nearer and nearer to the event in question however, and your enthusiasm begins to wane. Not unlike a small child’s, who upon being ushered into a locked car under the guise of ‘getting ice cream’, is told it’s yearly vaccination time.
Except we’re adults now. And we still keep doing it to ourselves.
We hastily agree to plans we don't really consider ever executing. Because they are in the future.
Going for a run with a friend on the weekend; grabbing a coffee with a school chum we hadn't seen for years but bumped into in the checkout line at the supermarket; having Sue's daughter over after Saturday sport to play with yours. That's next week me's problem.
Aussie comedian Celeste Barber gets it. That's the subject of her latest video with Mamamia, the aptly titled Socialising with Celeste Barber. In the video playing above, Celeste runs through four terribly inappropriate ways to try make the most of the social tomfoolery we accidentally sign up for. Here's a summary (no offence...actually full offence):
1. Be extra charitable.
School/work/life fundraiser events can be, and often are an absolute drag. But let's hit pause for a sec.
Yes, you might have to dress a bit nice and donate $20 to a cause you don't know a whole lot about. (Nothing. You know nothing about the cause. Especially considering you went to the bathroom when the speech was being given).
But think about of
all the free wine and nibbles how much of a good person you are. And if you're really hungry feeling extra charitable, Celeste recommends striking two fundraisers in one day.