As this is the party season I’ve decided to do a post relating to the highs and lows of being a blind person at parties. I will say that although these things can happen, it’s more of a tongue in cheek post 🙂

Highs
You never have to be the designated driver, so feel free to get as merry as you like.
If you arrive by yourself, someone at the party will most likely guide you to a seat, normally one of the best seats in the house! 😉
People will offer to get you a drink / food, so just sit back and relax!You are likely to have your drink refilled quickly, as no one wants to see the blind girl in the corner without a drink, or worse yet, getting her own!
People will come to you, no need to stretch your legs or go around saying hello to everyone, let them just come to you… *Lady Muck* springs to mind 😉
If a couple is getting to cuddly and cosy in the corner, you don’t have to see their over indulgent affections for each other.
When your friends and family have all had a bit too much, you can all be blind drunk together!




Lows

Going to a party by yourself, and not finding the right door.
Arriving after most people and walking into a wall of sound, attempting to navigate your way around lots of body’s who may already be intoxicated.
Trying to distinguish your friend or host of the party when it’s just too loud.
Tripping over or bumping into several people while making your way to the kitchen, bonus point if you manage to spill their drink over both of you!
Not being able to have a normal conversation with anyone, as the music is too loud and people have raised voices.
Having someone pinch your drink, and not being able to find the culprit as they are all denying any knowledge of the missing bottle…
Waiting in line for the toilet and having super sonic hearing, you hear someone being sick in the bathroom, the worry of what you may potentially walk in or come across when it’s your turn.
People spilling drinks on the work surfaces so you’re putting your hands in a sticky mess.
Have you got any points I could add?

I hope you’re all having a wonderful festive period, full of food, drink and yummy treats!
Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year to you all 🙂

Much love, Sassy x




12 comments on “The Highs and Lows of Being Blind at Parties”

  1. Being ignored. That’s a big one for me, so much that I don’t like parties. I get guided to a seat and then just left alone.

    • Hi Reanna, thanks for your comment. I know the feeling, it makes me feel awkward and embarrassed! I’ll be sure to add it in! Do you use Twitter? I’m @SassyPant6 if you want to connect? 🙂 xxx

    • Hey Debbie, thanks for your lovely comment 🙂 I’m very lucky to say that the pro’s are also a reality for me over the years 😉 I’m glad you like that I go for a light hearted approach with my posts 🙂 xxx

  2. It sounds like when it goes well it goes really well, and ehen it doesnt its horrible.
    I recognise that wall of sound you describe. It can make you feel very lonely in a crowd when you cant pick out individual voices. I love however how you have approached this post with humour xx
    Thanks for linking up, Tracey xx #abitofeverything

    • Hey Tracey, yes you’re right, when it goes well it goes brilliantly however when it doesn’t I feel quite disorientated and stressed out … Thank you for sharing Your understanding of partying! Wall of sound is probably the worst! Thank you for having me on #Abitofeverything much love xxx

  3. If I’m being really honest, most of the time I go to parties by myself, I don’t find the right door! & I have no excuse. It’s one of the reasons I hate turning up places alone!

    Thanks so much for joining us on #FridayFrolics. Hope to see you next time

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