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Aug. 23rd, 2005

Okay, I'm pretty pissed.

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>


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Aug. 23rd, 2005 04:15 pm (UTC)
Why don't you wait a few weeks and then invite just the three of them to a nice dinner. That way, you'll get to have your cake (by not going out to a loud raucous party) and eat it too (by celebrating with them).
Aug. 23rd, 2005 04:45 pm (UTC)
I'd keep an eye on how many people actually go. They may have invited more but for all you know, maybe none of them will actually be able to go. I've had that happen to me a couple times. Sometimes you end up with a nice intimate gathering when you weren't expecting one.
Aug. 23rd, 2005 04:56 pm (UTC)
Can't really keep an eye on it. When I get Evited to things, I remove my name from the list. I can no longer see the Evite.
Aug. 23rd, 2005 05:00 pm (UTC)
oh. but your g/f's invited too, right? can't you ask her to check it out?

I'm just sayin, don't give up hope. But I also agree with the suggestion to organize your own event with the number of people you want.
Aug. 23rd, 2005 09:44 pm (UTC)
Additionally, I've found Evite to be uniformly unhelpful- not through any fault of its own, mind you, but people tend not to reply to them for some reason, even though they are the simplest thing in the world to use. I think it must be human nature for people to resist committing themselves to something and waiting to see if anything else more interesting comes along.
Aug. 24th, 2005 02:41 pm (UTC)
This will cheer you up. FEAST THINE EYES UPON IT!
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