I was getting my boat ready for a solo sail yesterday when a dock neighbor invited me to a party on their boat. Since it looked like heavy fog was rolling in, I accepted, prepared a dish to bring, and went over with a bottle of wine. In an hour, the fog has cleared. The party is still going strong. People I was pleased to meet in passing are streaming in and I would like to makefriends. But my boat is ready to sail. Is it rude to leave party and go sail? (there would be no hiding it as I would sail right by their houseboat) Would inviting people to come along be rude? (taking guests away from a party) Should I have not gone to the party? Should I have stayed and not gone sailing? I am incredibly weirded out by the complexity that goes along with meeting people and making friends. I wound up taking 4 people with me from the party for an hour's sail. Then I and two of the others returned to the party. Opinions?
on May. 27, 2013 at 3:47 PM