Make sure you preface your request by asking that people only choose party-specific songs (or whatever other preference you have).
Also, have a bunch of your own party songs pre-loaded on the play-list to give people an idea of mood/genre.
Disclaimer: For many people, this is an LPT for post COVID. I hope everyone is keeping safe in the meantime.
Regarding the risk of people adding silly songs to the playlist / adding duplicate songs: ensure you do an audit on the day of the party, and lock the playlist so no-one can make further edits.
If you are concerned with what the flow of music at the party will be like: ask people to stick to a couple of specific genres.
Regarding 'giving people homework' before a party: you don't have to make it compulsory.
Just accepted a job offer for a 20% pay bump!
During the interview with the hiring manager, she asked me if I was married and I panicked and I said yes (stupid I know).
The hiring manager probed and I said she was in the banking industry and that her parents even lived right next to my new workplace.
Ultimately I felt this contributed to me getting an edge in the job interview to a small extent.
Now I’m worried about the implications of this. Beyond getting a passable wedding ring how do I deal with the Christmas parties, happy hours and other office related activities that may involve spouses?
TL;DR - I’m an idiot. Please help me.
My husband (24M) and I (24F) haven't been suffering from the pandemic too much, but we've missed our friends. One couple, "May" (22F) and "April" (26F) seem to have been missing us too. May has constantly been texting me that they're bored and miss us, so we decided to self-quarantine for two weeks, on both sides, to have a double date.
It was tense from the beginning. Apparently May had gotten bleach on April's expensive dress, which she kept making passive-aggressive remarks about. I thought it was a non-issue until April spilled her wine all over May's dress, and when I went to help her clean it, she said April was trying to "get even."
Everything calmed down for a good hour until April started talking about their sex life and how May never puts out (so humiliating), and May says to my husband, "I bet you never have that problem," and I was in shock. April laughed it off before telling us what a "slut" May is. She kept insulting her even though my husband and I were telling her to stop, and eventually May just started crying.
It got too intense for me and I had to go outside. My husband followed me out and we just ended up driving off. Last night, he told me how guilty he felt just leaving May there to be insulted instead of really doing anything about it, but we both felt like we needed to remove ourselves from the entire situation. April has texted me since saying everything is fine and the quarantine has really been getting to them, but they worked it out. I still feel guilty for leaving, and so does my husband. I honestly feel like I abandoned May and there's a part of me that thinks I did it because she hit on my husband, which makes me feel so petty and disgusting. I tried to apologize but she won't answer my calls or text me back. AITA?