One of my events was today. It was great, mainly because the keynote was the best I've ever had, but as you know, all greatness in my world must be preceded by bunches of stupid.
And I find myself wanting to bonk my head on my desk and ask, "Is it just me?"
Here's a snippet of this event's nonsense.
From a past-the-deadline RSVP, a few days before the event: "Do we know who the speaker is yet?"
No. I thought I'd just pull someone from the audience to volunteer.
Asked today at my event, about an upcoming event: "Why don't you bring wheelchairs to the event, like in case my parents get tired and want to be pushed around?"
Right - we're not a nonprofit group, we're a hospital supply company for lazy people. For that matter, why don't we bring volunteers to push them?
My volunteer's mom gave him a ride to the event. When they showed up half an hour late, the job he was scheduled for was already done. I explained this and asked if something had come up. Her reply: "I had to take my morning walk."
I'd have been more sympathetic if you had told me you had to take your morning shit.
Act of complete cluelessness
A question from someone who showed up with no RSVP: "Where is the table of company X? I wanted to sit close to that table."
It's good to want things. It's also good to pull your head out of your ass once in awhile.