Last week Bri approached me and asked me to keep this Wednesday night open. I asked why. Well, Tubby, JC, and Bri have just landed new jobs, so they're going to go out to dinner to celebrate, and they wanted K and me to join them. Also, Tubby's gf and gf's soon-to-be-ex-roomie, who also just landed a new job, would probably join us. Additionally, we would be celebrating the completion of two full days of strenuous examinations for K and either my being fired or landing the role of Falstaff. We had been discussing, mostly via e-mail, possible venues and times. I was looking forward to a nice intimate dinner amongst friends, and K was looking forward to unwinding after her exams.
So, today I got an Evite from Bri. (Ugh! Evite! Don't anyone ever send me an Evite. I've taken drastic measures to eliminate spam mail, and I don't want to start receiving it again because people keep using Evite!) The Evite was inviting me to dinner on Wednesday night at x location and x time. I guess the location was an executive decision on someone's part made without consulting me, though I don't have anything against the place. What really pisses me off, though, is that twenty-two (22!!) people were on the list!
I am not in the mood for a party on Wednesday night, and that is what groups of 10 to 20 people become. I was looking forward to a small, quiet dinner with some good friends. And I very much doubt that K will want to party with 10-20 people after two 8-hour days of exams.
That's just inconsiderate! It's not like Bri or Tubby didn't have an idea of what they were planning. Why couldn't they properly represent this to us? If I have all the information up front, then I can feel like I can accept or decline and everything is cool. But now I feel like I am backing out of something I agreed to (and I am backing out, because I did not agree to this and won't enjoy it) and inconveniencing everyone, and I'm livid that my plans for a nice, relaxing celebratory dinner are all fucked up. I guess K and I will just go do something by ourselves, and we'll have a nice time, but I really wish we could do something nice with my friends every once in a while as well. <sigh>