Whether you like it or not, Christmas (“Holiday”) party season is upon us. These types of social gatherings generally entail: seeing old classmates, seeing your parents’ friends, explaining your life choices to parents’ friends, forced small chat with coworkers you force small chat with every other day of the year, pretending to care about how other people are, talking to family members you don’t like and talking to family members you don’t know.
Try as you may, but these are unavoidable. You will have to pretend to have your shit together and you will have to interact with your great uncle. The only silver lining is the open bar. This leads us to tip #1.