You’re really excited to have been invited to go on a ski weekend with your friends Jeff, Sally, Maurice and Paula because you’re pretty sure that ski weekends involve everyone gathered around in a cabin exposing their deep emotional core to each other just like in the Alan Alda movie The Four Seasons.
“Awwwww God sometimes I wonder if I ever felt a single thing,” you’ll scream as soon as you get inside the cabin, just before placing your suitcase on the ground.
“Jesus,” Jeff will say.
“Dude, are you all right?” Maurice will ask, hovering over you as you lay on your back with your legs up in the air like a baby.
“I need to be swaddled! I need to be swaddled in your friendship!”
Maurice and Paula will try to drag you up from the ground. Don’t let them.
“Swaddle me! People have given their love to me and I’ve rejected it. I just want to accept for once. Swaddle me in your emotional warmth!”
They’ll all go to the closet to take off their coats and discuss what to do.
Stand up and scream at the top of your lungs, “I HAVE NEEEEEEDS!!!”
Sally will come to you and she’ll hug you gently. Then she’ll ask if maybe this can wait until later in the evening.
“Alda didn’t pull this kind of crap until late Act 2 of Four Seasons. Think we can at least get some dinner in us first?”
Apologize and explain that you’ve never been on a ski weekend before, and tell them that you’re just so excited and oh God you’re going to let it fly again.
Happy Ski Weekend Day!