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20 Signs You've Become a Party Pooper

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When the Invites Begin to End

You used to be the life of the party. The phone was constantly ringing off the hook. You were getting invited to parties, dates, picnics, hoedowns, and more. You thought the party would never end. But one day, it did.

The voicemail messages vanished. The invitations disappeared. People stopped bothering to even send email or Facebook invites. Where did the parties go? Surely, not everyone has stopped having fun. So what happened?

My friend, maybe you have become something you never imagined - a party pooper! Gasp! Yes, it can strike at anytime. You've been coasting through life thinking you were laidback and amusing. You thought everyone was dying to hang out with you. The harsh realization that you've become a party pooper can be difficult to accept. Please, stop weeping.

If you have any doubts about your new status as "party pooper," I've created a helpful list for you. Please check it out:

20 Signs You've Become a Party Pooper

  1. You go to picnics and point out the large number of flies swarming the area. You start to kill the flies over top of the table and don't even notice the dead flies going into the food.
  2. Your friends want to go for a walk on the sand at the beach, but you don't want to do so since the sand is all "dirty and icky."
  3. Someone says they have Bieber Fever and you ask if they are taking antibiotics for it.
  4. You like to play "Guess that Weight" at the pool party. You tend to overestimate quite a bit.
  5. At baby showers, you like to play "Guess the Father." I don't think I need to elaborate on that one.
  6. Someone asks you out on a date, but you have to get home early to watch America's Got Talent.
  7. You like to dress up like a clown when attending children's parties. Yes, that is all. Dressing like a clown makes you an automatic party pooper.
  8. You are invited to a dinner party and you happen to mention how all the food smells like feet.
  9. You constantly turn down invitations to parties and other events because your cat Ms. Betsy misses you too much when you are gone.
  10. While at the zoo, you mention how you would like to cook and serve each animal. The story about sauteing the giraffe is especially disturbing.
  11. Your friends want to go bowling, but you sit it out because the bowling bowl is kind of heavy.
  12. You insist you can handle riding the roller coaster, but you throw up every time.
  13. You insist you can handle a lot of alcohol, but you throw up every time.
  14. You insist you can handle violent, bloody horror flicks, but you throw up every time. (I hope you are seeing the pattern on this one!)
  15. Someone tries to start a line dance at a party, but you trip everyone.
  16. It's a Hawaiian party, but you refuse to wear a lei. You also don't like Hawaiian shirts and you won't even try on the grass skirt.
  17. You go to a dinner party, eat all the food, and leave. This one is not so funny - it is just simply truthful.
  18. You take your shoes off at your friends home and you haven't changed your socks in days.
  19. You refuse to go out past 7 in the evening since you feel a little "snoozy" at about that time.
  20. You leave unpleasant comments under someone's lighthearted (and hopefully fun) hub. Hmmmm...

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Jeannie Marie (author) from Baltimore, MD on May 06, 2013:

Thanks so much! I am happy you enjoyed my hub. To be honest, I know I've been a party pooper a time or two myself. It is OK... parties have never been my thing. And I don't blame you for being concerned about the hot weather and the meat. That sounds like a recipe for disaster.

Dolores Monet from East Coast, United States on May 06, 2013:

Oh I loved this and voted it up all around. You have come up with the most wonderful series; I am so looking forward to reading the others. This reminds me of the time I was the party pooper. After the lunch meat sat out in the 105 degree heat for 3 hours, I began to warn newer guests. The hosts were vegetarians and I feared they were out to poison the meat eaters. Oh wait. If they had eaten the meat they would have been the party poopers.

Jeannie Marie (author) from Baltimore, MD on May 06, 2013:

No, you can't play that game at the baby shower. However, that is a fun game for the after party if you happen to go out drinking with all of the non-pregnant guests later in the day. A good time will be had by all. ;-) Thanks for your comment!

FlourishAnyway from USA on May 06, 2013:

You mean "Who's the Daddy?" is not an appropriate game? Lesson learned. :-) Fun hub.

Jeannie Marie (author) from Baltimore, MD on June 10, 2012:

Angela, thanks so much! I am happy you enjoyed it.

John, I would also like to think I am more fun as I get older. However, I think in some ways I can be, but in some ways, it is just not the case. I just don't have the energy to be fun anymore! Hehe. Thanks for checking out my hub!

John Sarkis from Winter Haven, FL on June 09, 2012:

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This is a brilliant hub jeannieinabottle! I hate to say it, but these traits sometimes start to occur as we get older. All said though, someone once told me that I was in reverse of most people. I can safely say that I was much more inhibited in my late teens/early twenties than I am now.

Great hub - thanks for making me laugh!


Angela Brummer from Lincoln, Nebraska on June 09, 2012:

Nice to run across something sooooooooooo funny!

Jeannie Marie (author) from Baltimore, MD on May 01, 2012:

Thank you both for the comments! Obviously I am experiencing some of these signs myself since I seem to be an expert at being a party pooper.

Sherri from Southeastern Pennsylvania on May 01, 2012:

*sigh* Somehow, I identify with this. Just a few days ago a good HP friend who lives not too far away from me asked if I'd join her for lunch at a half-way destination between our homes. Before I answered, she said, "Oh, wait a minute, you haven't left your house since you met me for lunch three years ago. Never mind." LOL

On the up side, I gained favor with my daughter and her friends the other day by saying the Jersey Devils hockey team's logo looked like a cross between a wrench and a XXXX (I'll leave the second part out). This observation of mine let my daughter know that at least I was paying attention to something outside my front door. However, Bieber who? Good one! Up and funny. :)

Nare Gevorgyan on May 01, 2012:

Puhh, #11 is so true for me :((( Ahahahhah, next time I'm surely going to handle! Great Great Hub! I would also guess the father too :D Uh, hey! It's ok!

Jeannie Marie (author) from Baltimore, MD on April 30, 2012:

Don't worry... I will keep writing hubs and I will continue to be a party pooper. :-)

Alex Zelahy from Indiana on April 30, 2012:

Good one keep it up

Jeannie Marie (author) from Baltimore, MD on April 30, 2012:

weestro - Honestly, I have also become #19, too. I just can't party like I used to! Thanks for the vote up!

Jools99 - Hahaha... I will remember to be on my best manners with my socks if you ever invite me. :-) Thanks for voting and sharing!

Jools Hogg from North-East UK on April 30, 2012:

Laughed at the Beiber Fever remark! Yes, I think I know some of these former partygoers....there's a reason they're all 'former'.

I'd invite you to my party....just leave your socks at home please :o) Voted up and shared.

Pete Fanning from Virginia on April 30, 2012:

Awesome as usual, #19 is my wife, a few fridays ago, another couple was coming by to hang out. She asked why they always come over so was 8:30. Voted up!

Jeannie Marie (author) from Baltimore, MD on April 30, 2012:

Hahaha... I would so want to go to a baby shower with you, Linda. That would be so much more fun than some boring shower with those other silly games. :-)

Thanks for reading my hub!!!

Linda Bilyeu from Orlando, FL on April 30, 2012:

"Guess the father" haha! I'd be the one to suggest that game!! Excellent list!

Jeannie Marie (author) from Baltimore, MD on April 30, 2012:

Thank you! I noticed no one had read this for over a month and that made me sad. This hub has actually become a party pooper! Thanks for dropping by, Daisy!

Daisy Mariposa from Orange County (Southern California) on April 30, 2012:


This is a great list! Thanks for compiling it.

Jeannie Marie (author) from Baltimore, MD on September 30, 2011:

It would have been funny, but yes, I might have been confused. Thanks for reading and thanks for the comment!

Silent Sinner on September 29, 2011:

I was so tempted to leave an unpleasant comment but that would make me a party pooper and that would be no good.

Great hub , very funny . :)

Jeannie Marie (author) from Baltimore, MD on July 14, 2011:

Yes, I get a nasty comment here and there. Sometimes I can't tell if the person did not get my sense of humor, or if I did not get their sense of humor. Thank you for your pleasant comment!

SpiffyD from The Caribbean on July 11, 2011:

I like the comment about unpleasant comments on funny Another 'funny' vote.

Jeannie Marie (author) from Baltimore, MD on June 28, 2011:

nycgirl - I know what you mean. I could never make it to 5, but I at least used to be able to last until midnight or so. Now, I am ready to go to sleep by 10. It's so sad! Thanks for the comment.

Movie Master - Thank you for the compliment and the vote ups! I appreciate it.

Movie Master from United Kingdom on June 28, 2011:

Hi Jeannieinabottle, I am sure your hubs get funnier, laughed all through this, it's frightening how many of the above I can say yes to... voting up and pushing buttons.

Veronica from New York on June 28, 2011:

Ha the older I get the more I know I am becoming a party pooper. I used to be the one that stayed up till 5am partying till the sun rose now by 11 or midnight I am yawning and wondering when its time to go home. Too funny, voted up!

Jeannie Marie (author) from Baltimore, MD on June 28, 2011:

Hi Everyone! Thank you for reading my hub and for your kind comments. I think I just wanted a way to work in the term "Bieber Fever" into a hub. I try to remind myself not to be a party pooper, but every now and then, I just might be one myself. Thanks again!

mkiaconis from wherever it is that I happen to be. on June 28, 2011:

I think number 3 is pretty valid lol.. sounds scary enough. Funny hub!

Alex Zelahy from Indiana on June 28, 2011:

Good one I will havve to remember these so I don't become one in my old age. Thanks

Sabrina from Missouri on June 27, 2011:

Great hub, cute and funny. I just kept thinking of the song Franc sang to George Banks in 'Father of the Bride.' Voted up! :)

Mark from Alabama,USA on June 27, 2011:

Voted up & Funny - Bieber Fever LMAO

Jeannie Marie (author) from Baltimore, MD on June 27, 2011:

Yes, there is a time and a place for everything. That game is never appreciated at the pool party. Thanks for reading and for the comment!

Paradise7 from Upstate New York on June 27, 2011:

Playing "guess the weight" at a pool party--that's a sure-fire way NOT to get invited again! LMAO!!

Jeannie Marie (author) from Baltimore, MD on June 27, 2011:

Thank you so much! I am afraid I've been a party pooper lately myself. Perhaps this is my therapy.

Sinea Pies from Northeastern United States on June 27, 2011:

I chuckled my way through this hub! Well done! Voted funny.

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