When did having no plan become the new plan?
It seems every which way I turn, people have no plans. And it's just accepted. When did this trend begin? Who started it? I could kick them for it.
No plan cannot be the plan.
The company that took over our brand has no plan for us, as of right now. This week, they are trying to figure out what to do with us and where to put us. OK. When you buy something, you have a plan for it. You just don't buy it and leave it in a corner!
This past weekend, the people I was going to hang out with had no plans. And I'm talking absolutely nothing, nada, zip. Not even a time frame of when to meet up for our non-plan plans.
Last week, one of my store managers gave a speech. Since he had no plan, he screwed up and mis-named the charity that we were benefiting that night. Uh-oh.
Why is this happening?
As a planner, myself, it annoys the living pulse out of me. For real.
I'm not going to commit to anything unless there is some sort of structure to it. It's only fair. Don't call me ten minutes before it goes down because plan evolved in the last few minutes...and dare I say, I think it all boils down to: everyone is waiting for something better to come along.
Uhm. Hmm. I. Said. It.
I think its the same reason why no one RSVPs anymore. They are all just waiting for the better invite to come along.
In saying they have no plan, is like saying, I would like to include you and do something with you buuuuut let's keep it as vague as possible until the very last minute when I absolutely know that J.Lo is not calling me for dinner plans and then, and only then, will I give you some inkling into what I have planned for us.
But until then, there is no plan and that's the plan.