Nobody likes being shy. Shyness makes us feel awkward and most of us try to avoid situations where we know we will feel awkward.
Sometimes we make excuses to avoid going to social events where we won’t know many people, because we don’t want to feel awkward. In some instances, in the week before the event our spirit starts to dampen. We start to feel down, and it does not get better as the event draws closer. So on the day of the event, when we phone to say we are not feeling well; we are not lying.