Saturday, October 08, 2011
How to lose friends and not influence people
I went to an event tonight for the local county chapter of the organization I work for. So keep this in mind - if it's an event that I am in charge of, I am fearless and can work a room or talk to anyone. Any other event with more than two people, where I have to be social, absolutely terrifies me.
So I suck it up because I want to thank someone who did the centerpieces for our big dinner at work last month. He said, "Actually, my mom was the one who designed them - here she is."
I walk up and give her a big smile and introduce myself.
"Hi, I'm Riot Kitty from (Riot Kitty's organization.) I just wanted to introduce myself and thank you, because I was in charge of the dinner and the centerpieces were wonderful!"
She replied, "Well hello! Nice to meet you! But...I didn't do the centerpieces."
Turning about 12 shades of red, I turned to the volunteer who said, "Um, my mom's at the next table."
Do not pass go! Do not collect $200! Epic fail!
(Claire: I consoled myself later with an epic nom, e.g. chocolate croissant.)