"I wouldn't miss it" won't work either...
October 24, 2012 11:53 AM Subscribe
Introvert needs help with social niceties at a funeral.
posted by miaou to human relations (16 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
My elderly uncle died and I have to go to the viewing tomorrow. Based on past experience it will be awkward because I don't see my cousins much and don't feel comfortable around that side of my family, plus I'm not good in social situations in general and never feel like I'm saying the right thing. I know several people will say to me "Thank you for coming" -- what is the ideal response to this? In the past I have almost defaulted to "My pleasure" (!) before I caught myself. "You're welcome" doesn't seem right, I am drawing a blank on this, please help?