You came to do what is a culturaly accepted thing that upper class college people do. Half the people at your table are too busy digging their noses into each other to notice your existence, the other half are awkwardly wishing they could do just that. And whats so fun about these Christan parties? You just sit. and sit. and wait for your turn to go get food. Then you come back, try to fit all the food on the plate into your mouth in small bite sized pieces (preferably without leaving anything hanging out of your mouth) and all this while making a tremendous mental effort not to put your elbows on the table. When trying to engage in polite conversation across the table, you find that they have only a vested interest in each others faces. In vain, you scrutinize their faces to see what could be so interesting-nothing comes up. Their conversation? Non-verbal...apparently all they need to communicate can be done through the spiritual gift of touch.
And you sit in black pants and a blue tie secretly spying on other tables to see if they are as boring/awkward as yours. Having graduated from Junior high, you suspect that your table is the exception but apparently not. All around little awkward Junior highers dressed up as college people engage in monotonous, teeth-wrenching conversation.
And sit. no dancing. no good music. Just the remnants of a good meal on your plate. And wait for something to happen. When nothing does, you can only aspire to theorize the reason for "Christmas banquets". The theory is as follows: Girls like to dress up. Girls like guys dressed up. Guys like girls. Desperate bible school guys will go to any lengths to have girls link arms with them. Suck-up guys dress up for pretty girls = Christmas banquet.
Some one please tell me what part of sitting all night and blankly staring at other people is fun? Why not go stare at a brick wall instead? Its cheaper. Heck, why not just get a grand piano and repeatedly beat yourself over the head with it instead!@#$ You'll get the agony done all at once instead of dragging on! HEAVENS TO BETSY MAN! Are "banquets" the funnest activities that can be done on a bible school campus?!@#