My dad is having a card game with a friend this evening in our home. That sounds rather
benign until you consider I have to be introduced and likely engage in some type of polite conversation. Then there’s the unpleasant fact our home is a mess because my dad hoards stuff. It’s hard to clean with a bunch of stuff in your way! Anyway, this woman is coming to play ‘crib’ or ‘bridge’-can’t remember, and I’m dreading it b/c of the messiness. I feel ashamed and don’t want to meet the woman. I want to stay hidden and avoid interaction so I don’t have to experience acute embarrassment. Why couldn’t he have just gone down the street to her house and played cards there instead? Hmm, maybe her place is messy too! Oy vey!