Being an introvert can be both marvelous (cozy, creative alone time) or terrifying (big crowds, awkward small talk) and for many, even the most exciting times hold an element of stress.
For introverts, like English television host Richard Thomas Osman, public raffles have a special kind of dread. On the one hand, winning a great prize is awesome. On the other, you have a room full of people watching you receive the prize.
Osman took to Twitter and in one message summed up the introvert experience perfectly.
Whenever there’s a raffle, however amazing the prizes may be, I am praying with all my soul that my ticket doesn’t… https://t.co/pgLkANHD93— Richard Osman (@Richard Osman)1545212977.0
Boy did introverts relate.
@richardosman Imagine winning the raffle on your birthday, and then everyone sang to you.— Catt In The Santa Hatt 🎄 (@Catt In The Santa Hatt 🎄)1545213120.0
@_Kattnipp_ The ultimate nightmare.— Richard Osman (@Richard Osman)1545213151.0
@richardosman I once bought a strip of tickets, won first prize, and as I finished the walk back from collecting it… https://t.co/Bd02N9evEh— Paul Hutchings (@Paul Hutchings)1545221503.0
@richardosman My ticket got pulled at school. I won 10 spinning classes *shudders*— Bryony Gordon (@Bryony Gordon)1545215811.0
@richardosman I try to just give the ticket money as a donation. Sometimes it works, others the seller insists I ta… https://t.co/X0OidibhJY— Elinor Burleigh (@Elinor Burleigh)1545213647.0
@richardosman I once won a haircut at a local salon in a school raffle. I was mortified on all accounts.— MM (@MM)1545213662.0
And don't even get us started on the nightmare that is Bingo.
@richardosman I'm like this with bingo. Hate it. I'm not shouting across a room, even if it's for £100.— you ok hun? (@you ok hun?)1545215532.0
@richardosman Bingo is worse. Multiple panic attacks as I keep marking numbers off towards a line or a house. I can… https://t.co/sAmm2tR37z— Juliette Scott (@Juliette Scott)1545214585.0
@richardosman Feeling your pain! I remember playing bingo as a child and being terrified I'd get a line. Pure horror...— Katie Bee (@Katie Bee)1545214114.0
@richardosman I am so with you on this. Once went to bingo with my mother-in-law. Mortified the whole way through… https://t.co/sfQpqJdGQ0— jd (@jd)1545216921.0
@richardosman Used to be the same at Bingo.See I'm not the only one.We should form a Club.— Colin Hudson (@Colin Hudson)1545213756.0
The struggle is real, folks.
@richardosman I won a raffle in a Cuban holiday resort. There was one prize. I bought one ticket to be polite. Of c… https://t.co/LKdK0yFgZ3— Liam Feltham (@Liam Feltham)1545224022.0
@richardosman I once pretended not to be in the room when I had a winning raffle ticket.— Figgypudding's🌈 sisfur Rose. (@Figgypudding's🌈 sisfur Rose.)1545222879.0
@richardosman Ugh, same 🙋🏾♀️ If I win, I likely won’t hear my name called... too preoccupied thinking of multiple… https://t.co/hfFVQFtNfj— ElleDSouth (@ElleDSouth)1545222601.0
@richardosman I won as a kid and was so mortified I choose the first thing I saw which was not the ten pin bowling… https://t.co/XGVhpPV1Uk— Donna Scott (@Donna Scott)1545220730.0
@richardosman The prize would have to like actually Chris Hemsworth or something to make it worth it. https://t.co/Ofb2VgkW61— 🍂🌨Ɛggησg Ɲαттє̈ 🐦✨☕️ (@🍂🌨Ɛggησg Ɲαттє̈ 🐦✨☕️)1545239109.0
So for all you extroverts out there, be a lamb, and collect those prizes for your beloved introvert.