Tuesday, September 13, 2011

WTF Wednesday (almost)


So there are three more hours in my time zone before Wednesday hits, but close enough. I stole this meme from Red (who, oddly enough, is actually a brunette now.)

I have plenty of WTFs to WTF?! about, but here are a handful from event week (there is a dinner I am in charge of tomorrow night, and I feel like the cat up here):

It's the day before the event. You suddenly want....

1) To get in touch about the emcee role you promised way back when but didn't bother to get back to the event manager about for the past few days, until someone with some influence made you call about it and recommit. Then you want two more free seats. WTF!

2) Another option for dinner. Because the meat one and the vegetarian one and the vegan one aren't enough, damn it, you want a BUFFET! Never mind that you are in a fancy hotel! WTF?!

3) To bring eight people when you said you were bringing two. And have them all sit together. WTF!

4) To not get back to the event manager about how many spots you are filling at your table, even though her nonprofit has to pay for each spot you might take. WTF!

5) To do a half-ass donation when you promised a full donation of beverages - AND you make the event manager's co-worker drive an hour each way to pick it up. WTF!

By the way...I'm the event manager.

Also - the cure for all of this is lots of ice cream. Trust me!

17 comments:

lgsquirrel said...

I actually knew a cat that did that to my noms once. As to your unenviable situation, i wish you all the best but if things really hit the fan, then its time to take out the uzi's and start a riot as per your avatar.

Claire said...

Ugh. Enjoy that ice cream missy - oh, and see you soon :-)

Cxx

Lynn said...

Hang in there - wish I was there to help you!

The lol cat made me laugh out loud.

G said...

Time for a major league drive-by bitch slapping?

Just remember to use those studded gloves so that you don't dirty your hands.

Granny Annie said...

I often wonder where those inconsiderate B's come from.

♥●• Izdiher·•●♥ said...

God, that's hilarious.

wigsf3 said...

have you tried some sweet dessert wine to go with the ice cream?

Riot Kitty said...

LG: Glad that cat does not live in my house!
C: Yes, can't wait!
L: Me too.
G: Excellent idea.
GA: Now you know!
I: Glad I could make someone laugh...
WIGSF: Oddly enough, yesterday was my 14th anniversary of not drinking...which I am starting to question ;)

Scarlet said...

Sounds like the week from hell already! What is it with people and their sense of entitlement?? Do they realize and are just total assholes or are they just clueless?? Makes you wonder.

Best of luck, chica. Hope your event turns out to be a success...and that you enjoy your ice cream!!! :)

Holland said...

My heart goes out to you.... and then people wonder why somebody is going postal...lol

Enjoy the ice cream... you deserve it.

Shionge said...

hehehe...hiya dear friend, would you be able to add me to your list ;) I promise to eat whatever flavour ice cream you are serving kekekek...

How are you pal???? :D Catching up now :D

A Beer for the Shower said...

When all else fails, shuffle the blame on down the line. Words to live by.

LL Cool Joe said...

Just reading this makes me want ice cream! Love the picture too. :D

Riot Kitty said...

S: You nailed it - entitlement! That is the one mentality I really hate.
H: I had a chocolate caramel cake...nom!
S: Hey! I'm OK! Long time no see, welcome back.
ABFTS: Yeah...except when I am one of three people at work, and the only one in charge of this ;)
Joey: Heh. Thanks!

Logical Libby said...

I hope it all went well!

Green Tea said...

When I was in high school a guy I wrote too, who was in the army. sent a picture of himself in his Jockeys..I think he had stuffed his pants. I sent it back..never heard from him again :0

Riot Kitty said...

L: It did! Thanks.
GT: OMG! Epic fail on his part.