Sunday, August 21, 2016
My Housewarming Party
Yeah, I really do have friends in real life.
In order to maximise attendance at my housewarming party, I held my housewarming party on both Friday and Saturday evening, giving people the option of attending either day. I decided to invite an absolutely huge number of people, guessing that most people would decline. I was not too worried about overcrowding my apartment. A housewarming is about having a nose around the new home. People will only stay as long as they please. As it turned out some people only stayed for one drink and a guided tour, while others hung around quite a while.
I got eleven guests attending on Friday, plus the baby of one couple. I had been expecting thirteen. I had expected only five on the Saturday, but I actually got eleven adult guests on the Saturday, plus five children. That made a total of 22 adult guests. A family I had not seen for a while showed up unexpectedly. I also had a surprise appearance from three nurses who were working that day. They came during their tea break, which made me feel very special. My boss was the last guest to arrive. She was a but disappointed to find all the other guests had gone home before she arrived, but it was nice to see her and have a chat.
I told everyone on the invitation that they would need to remove their shoes. One girl obviously hadn't read that bit as she asked "Do you want us to take our shoes off?" Well, yes. She was not wearing socks and did not seem to have expected to be going barefoot. She had been warned. A colleague I work with closely must have forgotten about it. She managed to get halfway down the hallway in her shoes before I shouted "Wait! Stop!"