What are the rules when going out for drinks with a group?
May 6, 2014 11:54 AM Subscribe
Now that our class is over, the other students would like to "go out for drinks." I have never "gone out for drinks," nor have I ever gone out with a group of people I do not know particularly well. What do I do?
posted by adipocere to Human Relations (39 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
I am quiet, shy, and awkward in social situations involving large (greater than two) groups of people. This will be as many as eight other people, so that's a lot for me. Additionally, I drink less than ten times per year. I do not plan on consuming much alcohol.
- Do I bring business cards? The class is part of a certificate program and I have a feeling "networking" is involved.
- What are the rules for buying a round of drinks?
- How do I gracefully leave when it gets to be too much? At parties I can vanish without a trace easily enough but that is not an option here.
Are there any other unspoken rules and other bits of etiquette? The more I know, the more I can relax about it.