We're playgroup dropouts!!! I liked the one with ladies at church cause we just talked and they're totally not competitive, but the time of day didn't work for us...
The other ones we were in were all "natural" moms who all competed over who had the most holistic birth (not I!! c/s and all) and who cloth diapered the most organically (I quit cloth diapering after 2 years so I am an outcast!) and who parented the most gently and waldorfed their child the most and unschooled the most and blahbittyblah!!!
It drove me nuts!!! I hate small talk too!! It makes me break out in nervous laughter (like that dinner at Olive Garden!! I was so stupid sounding... nervous laughter the whole time!!). It's just painful!!
Anyway, no you are NOT alone!!!