Once at a teaching seminar it was a nightmare. The lady next to me was rude, loud, rude, and obnoxious, rude too. lol
Then to make matters worse. They like to segregate men and women. My husband's daughter from her first marriage had her wedding in a Masjid and they separated us. I was in a room full of women wearing black abayas (fully covered Saudi type of cloak) and I didn't want to nor was I going to be forced to talk to some weird stranger. I absolutely hated it.
Sometimes funerals are the same way.
I like having my husband by my side so I can urge him to leave quickly. It is not even comfortable with my kids, because I would have to talk to them in front of others and they might say things without even thinking. Although that hasn't happened. Thankfully! I guess I don't see them as much of a social deterrent or distraction for me to feel comfortable with them in an odd social setting.
Work I great, I can be busy. Home, not to bad if there is only one guest, give me more than that and I wish if I could just disappear. Twiddling thumbs while people talk about things that I have absolutely no interest in well I just can't participate. I can be polite, but a bit stand-offish too. Grr for whoever made up social structures.. The darn agricultural revolution, would I really need to go back 10,000 years..