You know that big group dinners can be a pain, but it’s a good friend’s birthday so you decide to make the most of her party. You’re having an OK time, except you feel like the odd woman out when the other girl's start up a conversation with a group of guys one table over. Before you know it, you're practically the last one left at the table while the rest of them — with the guys — have wandered over to the bar. You'd love to just leave, but unfortunately you're stuck there for the moment. Would it be worse if . . .
This: The server is waiting for the bill to be paid, and staring at you mercilessly? You manage to get some money from the others, but the majority of it ends up on your credit card.
That: You’re stuck keeping the group of guys’ not-so-cool friend company? He’s a nice guy, but you’re completely miserable with him, not to mention that you can already tell he’s getting the wrong idea.