You know, I sometimes have a little laugh about socialisation.
I mean I'm probably the most unsocial person I know.
I don't like parties. Can't hear what people are saying. Don't drink. And, if I like the people, I've probably told them all the news and heard all theirs before the party gets going.
I can take or leave people. Some people. Some people can take or leave me. I have high standards for friendship and most folks - I'm afraid - don't qualify.
I like my own company. Or the company of a good book. Or the radio. Or the t.v. Or my dog who is a good friend.
And my family, but not all the time. And it wouldn't be good for them if I were hanging around their necks all the time either.
I can be sociable sometimes, if I want. I can laugh and dance and sing and make merry and tell stories that people giggle at or marvel at or whatever.
But, deep down, I'm happy being on my own. I don't need a lot of social stuff to keep me topped up with sunshine.
The LAs wouldn't like me if I were in their schools. They'd think I was odd, weird, a bit off, er, unsocial. But my view is that this is me. Take me or leave me. It's up to you if you wish to be my friend. If you don't, well, I possibly won't miss you.
There are people I miss. People I have cherished that I haven't seen for many years. Some of them I'm back in touch with and, hopefully, we'll bridge the years and be friends again.
Either way, I am what I am.
You have to let me be the way I am. I cannot bend myself or break faith with my personality. You can't turn me into a character from Friends because I'm not that kind of social animal.
I'm just unsocial I guess.