20-30-40-50-60 Etiquette---The men answer
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In 20-30-40-50-60 Etiquette Extra, the men of various ages answer whether a woman should get her own drink at a cocktail party.
QUESTION: Recently I attended a formal party at the Country Club by myself. During the cocktail hour, when I went to the bar to get myself a drink, I was the only woman in line at the bar and I was surrounded by men who looked at me like I was intruding. My question: Should I ask a man to stand in line to get me a drink at an event like this or is it perfectly fine to get my own cocktail?
20’s….NICK TANKERSLEY’S ANSWER…Web Editor, NewsOk….Since my family’s social position with the city blue bloods had slipped considerably by the time I was old enough to be aware of social situations, I have never been in a country club. I’ve played a few rounds of golf at some public courses but I hardly think my experience is beneficial in this regard (or in any regard, really).
The only scenario I can conjure that would make the derisive looks of the men in line make sense is the following: The men you were in line with were not humans, they were aliens. They had been selected to infiltrate human society and learn our ways. This particular cadre of pod people were commissioned to disguise themselves as the Oklahoma City elite and ingratiate themselves to the country club crowd.
The real problem, however, is that the vast distance of the alien spies’ planet from ours means that they only get broadcasts and information from television and radio from the 1930′s, 40′s and 50′s. Because of this they have only have that gender segregated time period on which to base their illusions. So what you were seeing was a group of aliens disguised as human men trained to behave as though they extras in a rat pack movie.
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