I had one of those cringe moments on Friday night. As I was being taken to dinner at Wolfgang Pucks in Downtown Disney Friday night, we passed the big dome that is where Cirque du Soleil's 'La Nouba' takes place.
I have never had any desire to see that show nor any of the others. Due to the fact that there is often no censure button between brain and mouth, I said so.
Lo and behold, guess what was planned for the remainder of the evening? Yeah...oops. Try back peddling from that faux pax.
Actually the show was pretty good and we ended up inadvertently part of it which was also pretty kewl.
There is a lesson to be learned here but since I haven't learned it in my 40 plus years, it is probably too late.
Since I still owe you kids the story from Friday, I will comply for the few minutes I have before going back to Disney to take the kid and her friend to the art show taking place this weekend.
Friday afternoon, one of my doctors came into my office and shut the door.
Since he is a notorious gossip, I
And it wasn't. But boy did it piss me off.
"I just had lunch with one of the anesthesiologists we work with and she informed me that one of our part time employees that also works for them on occasion invited their entire group and support staff to our Christmas party."
Somewhere in the neighborhood of a dozen or so people.
ONCE a year I plan a special event for the staff and their significant others. But good food, good music, and good booze tends to be very expensive.
Now I find this part time 21 year old file clerk has just increased my guest list by 25%.
Not being one to fly off the handle...
Okay, flying off the handle, I sent her a text message through her mother who works for me full time but was out sick Friday.
"Did Cindy invite Jane and her team to our Christmas party by chance?"
Five minutes go by, ten, fifteen and then all hell breaks lose. My phone starts beeping with text messages faster than I can read them.
This was the first one..
Chris, I wasn't aware that I couldn't invite extra people to the party. Since I worked there I thought I could".
Well, dumb ass, let someone else do the thinking. Someone that does it far better than you which includes most of the human race.
Before I had a chance to answer, it was followed by an apology and a request that I don't blame her mother. On and on they went until I read this....
Don't worry, I called Jane and told her I made a mistake and you said they couldn't come."
Do you know what is worse than inviting someone to a party that you aren't hosting?
I need to fix this disaster Monday and I am sooo looking forward to it.
I don't know why I am surprised. This crotch dropping comes from the same mother that when she and her husband was invited to the CEO's black tie wedding reception at the priciest hotel in Orlando, responded that EIGHT will be attending.
I don't recall in my job description being informed that I had to teach manners to forty year olds and their kids.