The Invitation

came in  a loud and very public way.

To an ‘audience’ of about sixty persons, an ‘announcement’ was made: ‘The ‘Group’s lunch will be on Tuesday at noon, at  XYZ restaurant.’

Wanting to confirm that I heard correctly, I stood, (in a very public place), turned to face the ‘Group’, and said with a question in my voice, ‘Tuesday at noon, at  XYZ restaurant, correct?’

‘Oh yes! We hope you can be there, Tuesday at noon, at XYZ restaurant.’.

Tuesday, at 12:03, I arrived at XYZ restaurant. Most of the ‘Group’ were there and nearly finished with ‘their’ lunch.  A look of questioning  must have consumed my face, which shows EVERYTHING.

“Oh,” One of the ‘Group’ said, adding quickly:  “We decided to change the time to eleven. The XYZ restaurant is so busy at noon.  We sent out emails. But we didn’t have yours.”

Note to self: the obvious lack of consideration, respect, or couth, so early in our would be ‘association’ was so very telling, and very freeing for ‘future projects’ and liberating.

A personal rule of of conduct is:  Do not make Priority the people who make respect, for me or anyone else, an Option.

About Alice Horton

Grateful, Graced, Divinely Graced, Blessed, Favored, Humbled, Awed, Amazed.
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