The real proof of my awkwardness though was when Dolores went out of the room. Her cousin asked me a few polite questions and I answered them, but I COULD NOT think of what to say to her at ALL. I asked her what college she went to and that was it. Fairly pitiful. Anyway the experience reinforced to me that I should NOT under any circumstances socialize with anyone of the opposite sex who is not either a relative or at least 40 years older than I am.
The only question I have and the reason that I decided to write this, is why in blazes did Dolores decide to stick the two of us together. We had nothing to talk about and her cousin is, besides being female, not my type of person. I hope that this was just a scheduling thing and not some sort of misguided attempt to introduce me to other people for some reason or other. That would ruin a perfectly good friendship with expectations for me to perform as the sweet and funny guy I can be at times in front of strangers. I vastly prefer to be withdrawn and serious to strangers. The thanksgiving thing and this impromptu 3 person breakfast have all the makings of an attempt to introduce me to polite society.
I hope not though.