Of course I'm not going to attend a dance party on the west side without a date. You don't understand my reluctance because you're so gregarious, which is great, but I would feel very self-conscious.
So how about giving me a break and backing off on the invites? I went to your last party and it was kinda rough. I'm not going to repeat the experience. Just accept a polite "no thanks" and let the matter drop. How about it?
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