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Things I'm Not Good at:

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Waiting in line.
Being patient with badly managed events.

Last night I had a ticket to a spaghetti dinner fund raiser. My friend and her husband wanted to sit together, so she suggested we get there early to grab a table for us and our friends. Seemed like a good idea.

I wasn't too surprised that we had to wait outside before the 6:00 PM scheduled time of the event. But at 6:15 when we were still outside waiting with 30-40 other people who had tickets, I was beginning to get impatient. Finally, Anita somehow got inside leaving me outside with her husband. She texted us and said we should go to the door and insist on being admitted, so we did.

Long story short, by 6:30 less than half the ticket holders had been admitted and some guy was yelling into a microphone that everyone should sit down. Apparently he didn't understand the concept of a microphone meaning you don't have to yell. I realized that the volume of the mic was so high that it would be painful for me to sit through the evening. Also, I was not looking forward to a dinner of pasta and gooey sauces.

They already had my money [it was a fund raiser], so i just left. I enjoyed fruit salad and a slice of cheese for supper and preserved my hearing.

Thank you for listening to me whine.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
NASFKAB 11/7/2012 9:55AM

  great you left before eating very wise

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    You made the best of a bad situation. It's the worst to "waste" calories on bad food. You gave your donation and you had a good dinner. Win-win.

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PURPLELVR7 11/5/2012 7:04AM

    Think you did the best thing by leaving

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JACKIE542 11/4/2012 11:07PM

    You did the right thing, good for you! emoticon emoticon

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A-NEW-TARA 11/4/2012 6:53PM

    Doesn't sound like a fun evening, but looks like you were wise to call it a night and head home. Hopefully the next fund raiser will be more successful and fun.

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RONNIEHUEY 11/4/2012 5:55PM

    Good luck next time!

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PHEBESS 11/4/2012 5:13PM

    Yeah, too often those events are just a madhouse!

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SOPHIEDO13 11/4/2012 3:23PM

    We have spaghetti fund raising events at my Church, I have never attended one, since I cook that kinda meal 1 time per week...seems like a waste of money for me. But I would imagine it is just gooey noodle, and sauce too. LOL Maybe I will try the fish fry and bingo this month. Hope next event will be better.

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BLUE42DOWN 11/4/2012 12:54PM


Wise choice. Hopefully the next you go to attend with your friend is far better managed.

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SAINTBERNARD6 11/4/2012 11:33AM

    sounds like you did the right thing,,,I don't like unorganized or poorly organized events either

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CATBEFIT 11/4/2012 10:25AM

    Smart decision!

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GOULDSGRANITE 11/4/2012 10:24AM

    Awesome solution to an impossible situation. Good for you. Way to go - lol!

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