Sunday, November 15, 2009

Oops



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 perked up with interest knew it wasn't going to be anything of great importance.

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?

UNINVITING THEM.

 I just....
I can't....

I don't....

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.

14 comments:

Golden To Silver Val said...

There's at least ONE in every workplace...yours, however, has TWO since mom is teaching her breaches of etiquette to her off-spring. No matter what you do or say to these people.....they JUST DON'T GET IT. You could POSSIBLY fix this by stating that due to rising costs, everyone NOT in YOUR workgroup has to pay....say $30 apiece, if they wish to attend. THAT might cause a wave of cancellations on their part. And....oh yeah...I'm afraid that "file clerk" would be history. There is just no room for ignorance like that when jobs are at a premium.

Coffeypot said...

Well if that's the way you are going to be, I'm afraid I will just have to cancel my invitation (that is still in the mail I guess) and not show up with my blog roll friends. That’s about 70 less people to make your cheap ass party a rousing success. Ingrate!

Olly said...

Wow, I bet Miss Manners would even have to think about that one a while, lol.

Evil Twin's Wife said...

What did you have at Wolfgang Puck's? That's the first place we ate dinner in Downtown Disney - I had the macadamia encrusted chicken. Very good!

As for the part timer, I'm sure you can clean this up and foist it all back on her. LOL.

Christine said...

Coffey..I am counting on you to be my date. Don't back out on me now.

ETW..we had sushi appetizers and then the special which was salmon in some kind of cream sauce. Of course we killed a bottle of sparkling wine too. I dont' recall having such a nice evening in quite a while.

Libby said...

damn, chris that sounds great!...i'm not an adventerous eater though...i'd be happy with a big filet mignon & a baked potato with aa whole carton of sour cream & real butter...!...maybe some mushrooms too!

Libby said...

...and a beer!

gatz said...

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vinomom said...

God I don't understand some people. What an asshole.

Too funny about your faux paux. I would definitely do something just like that without a doubt!

The Girl said...

Oh crap. I love how she says "You said they couldn't come" classic. Want me to come pull her hair out for you.

Christine said...

Well Gatz, I could tell you but then I would have to kill you...

Shiny Rod said...

I would think that normal intelligent people would consult the party planner before inviting folks outside the normal circle. Ya think?

Christine said...

yes, my love. You would THINK but anyone smart enough to think that way would make such a mistake in the first place.

The Dish said...

Ugh. Have fun cleaning up that clusterfuck of a mess. Let me know if I need to come down and break her knee caps...