My social skills have hit a low they have not hit in quite a while. In the last couple weeks I have started counting time based on how many more humans I am scheduled to see.
I work in an industry where there is a schedule so I usually only have to interact with a set number of people per day (plus phone calls and potential walk ins) but for the most part I can estimate how many more people I have to have fake small talk, polite chitter chatter, and general niceties with. I have been needing some introvert alone time pretty badly lately, so it has become my new trick to make it through the day.
You look at the schedule, count out the number of people left to be nice to and then count down like you are sending a rocket to the moon, but really slowly and instead of a rocket to the moon its you to your sweatpants and bed.
I even left early from work today because I could no longer pretend to be nice to anymore humans. I have nothing left in me that can talk about the weather. I get it, it is cold and snowy. Yes, hopefully it will be warm soon. Yes I heard about the rain coming. Perfect, thanks I do look tired. Stuff like that just gets to you after a while when you are as introverted as I am.
So, as I retire to my sweatpants and bed, I bid you all a good day.
May your evening be quiet if you want it to be.