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Passive-aggressive resentment [Dec. 8th, 2012|08:29 pm]
Young Geoffrey
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Well, that was(n't) fun ...

Memo to Christmas Party organizers.

If you don't provide a phone number but promise a note in the lobby, with instructions on how to get buzzed into the building ... MAKE SURE THERE'S A FUCKING NOTE IN THE LOBBY!

I don't mind a 10 k ride in a December rain, but I'd prefer there was a reason for taking it.

Meanwhile, I can drink the beer, but what'll I do with all that baklava!?!

No love,

Young Geoffrey

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[User Picture]From: dewline
2012-12-09 04:05 am (UTC)
Damn! My apologies!
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2012-12-09 04:07 am (UTC)

Ah well, shit happens ...

I'm warm and dry now and drinking your beers.

I hope it was a good get-together.
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2012-12-09 04:10 am (UTC)

Re: Ah well, shit happens ...

And, over on the Meetup thing, I somehow managed to delete your comment when I tried to reply to it. So, my apologies for that.
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[User Picture]From: dewline
2012-12-09 04:11 am (UTC)

Re: Ah well, shit happens ...

It does indeed happen. Including memory gaffes.

As it was, we had about 15 show up including bunsen_h and fajrdrako, and it was good party. No beer at our end of things, but lots of carolling and happy chatter in progress when I left at about 9:30 PM!

Edited at 2012-12-09 04:12 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2012-12-09 04:12 am (UTC)

Re: Ah well, shit happens ...

Well, even more sorry I missed it.
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[User Picture]From: dewline
2012-12-09 04:17 am (UTC)
And we had people listening for the party room number to be buzzed the whole time.

Usually that bit of "posted instructions" actually happens...

Again, my apologies for this.

(Also, a friend of mine elsewhere made a point of suggesting that we need to have phone numbers that people can check in with. If not the party host's, then someone else's (some of which I believe are on the contact page at ottawasfs.ca)...
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2012-12-09 04:22 am (UTC)

Phone numbers for the win!

Yes, next time I receive any similar invite I'll make sure I have a number to call before hopping on "old paint".

First thing Raven asked when I returned home was, "Why didn't you call?"

I like to think it's to my credit that I only snapped a little bit; but others might think I shouldn't have snapped at all.
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[User Picture]From: dewline
2012-12-09 04:25 am (UTC)

Re: Phone numbers for the win!

Well, I've passed your concerns and my own mea culpae(?) along to the co-organizers for future reference and action, and I hope you'll forgive my doing so via the URL for this thread. The context will, I also hope, be helpful to us all.
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