Sentient beings of Tumblr, I need your advice. Usually I’d pro/con this, but they’re about evenly matched. I have been invited to my favourite zoo but by a person I’ve purposely been distancing myself from for the last year. Should I go?
Pros: -I haven’t been in nearly 10 years
-It’s the best zoo I’ve ever been to, and I have been to a lot of zoos
-It’s on my summer bucket list
-Best case scenario, they figure out that we’re not really friends anymore and listen to me when I say we should stop (last time they said I was an idiot and that “best friends don’t break up”)
-Certain family members will stop harassing me about my lack of a social life
-This is literally the only way I’ll be able to go that doesn’t involve 3 hours each way on a bus
-They may have actually remembered my birthday (at best an afterthought, but more commonly ignored for years on end) and are trying to be nice to me
Cons: -If it’s not about my birthday, it’ll be because they need gas money (which they will spring on me after they’ve pumped it and happens far more frequently than you would think) or are using me just to get a group deal
-If it is about my birthday, I purposely don’t celebrate it or bring it up with them or acknowledge it in general - why should it being “the big 3-0” make a difference?
-They’ve probably invited their friends - Judgemental Christian, and Hates Me For No Reason
-I’ll spend the next day (my actual birthday) exhausted and overly emotional with a migraine instead of happily marathoning movies or reading in the apple tree or making cookies like I originally planned (this always happens when I spend time with them)
-Their taste in music (No. Really. Their taste in music.)
-It’s a holiday, so the place will be packed with my number one irritant: KIDS
Any help will be considered and appreciated.