L invites Carrie and myself to a social dance event
Carrie, not wanting to third wheel it, asks someone to come along
I write back to L, telling her what’s going on, to make it clear that I’m not thinking “double date” here, and not expecting to monopolize her time
L writes back to say that she’d assumed Carrie and I would be going together, and had asked someone to come with her
So, instead of three wheels, now we have five
In all honestly, this actually really pleases me. I have people to go and hang out with without the responsibility of entertaining any one person.