Introverts: When The Pastor Says “Now Take A Moment And Say Hello To The Person Next To You”

I’m like:

Then someone in the next pew tries to make small talk:

THEN I see one of those congregants who just loves to give folks a hug:

Finally the announcements start. So I sit back down and on the outside I’m like:

But inside:

Which is where my soul remains until after the benediction when the same (I’m sure) well-intention-ed extrovert in the next pew over turns to me and says: “Well, that was a lovely sermon now, wasn’t it?”

Which makes me feel like:

ze end.