Post # 1
I want to start out by saying that I generally dislike surprises. I like knowing things in advance, so I can prepare accordingly. That said, my BMs insisted on planning a surprise bachelorette. I’m really not sure why they want to surprise me knowing that I don’t like surprises, but I digress… Anyway, my Fiance left his email up on the computer the other night, and when I turned on the monitor I thought it was my email. I saw an email from my Bridesmaid or Best Man that I thought was for me, so I looked at it and now I know the details–when/where/etc. I was really trying to be good, but now I know and I’m not sure what to do about it.
What do I do now? Should I play along and pretend to be surprised when I get there so that my BMs are satisfied? I’m a horrible actor, so I’m not even sure I can pull the whole surprised face off on cue. Should I call them out on it and let them know I already know?
And I already know I’m a horrible friend for not wanting to play along so we can just skip that part of the conversation. =P
Post # 3
@FiddleSticks: Don’t ruin all of their hard work. Just go with the flow. Even if you’re a bad actor, maybe the fact that you don’t like surprises will make up for your bad acting, lol.
Post # 4
@starz88962: Going with the flow is so hard for me, but I’ll try!
Post # 5
Just play alOng. You hate surprises – they want to surprise you – this way it works out perfectly.
Post # 6
They’re going to see it written all over my face when I get there… and I’m not going to be able to lie about it when they call me out on it. So, I’m sure they’ll find out eventually that I wasn’t surprised.
Post # 7
If they ask, can you just say you had a feeling but you still loved it or something along those lines? Instead of flat out telling them you know all the details. It’s happened to me before where I accidentally found out, but I just played along with it, because they are just trying to make you happy!
Post # 8
You can tell them after, if they ask. But let them surprise you, it’s really great that they are doing that.