I’m part of a fairly large Facebook group of improv friends. One friend suggested that we all go bowling sometime, which I thought was great. But then I got the idea to ask the entire group if the single people wanted to go bowling on Valentine’s Day, especially because some people in the group really feel lonely. I wasn’t trying to exclude the people in relationships, but I thought it would be nice to be in solidarity with each other. One girl in the group, someone in a “primary-but-open relationship” (her words), took offense and clearly wanted to be included. I didn’t mean to offend anyone, but I did want us single folks to have something to do together. I’ll admit that that wasn’t the best place to pose the idea, but am I crazy for thinking the offended girl lacks understanding for why I offered the idea?
It’s bowling. On Valentine’s Day. Just shut the fuck up and be happy with whoever wants to come.