You know what. Do not send me an email on a completely different subject after an email I sent you days ago that you chose not to reply to. Do you know what I’m talking about here? Well, it’s getting out of control. Maybe I need to clear this up.
Last Monday, I sent out an email to a group of friends letting them know of this awesome brunch style party happening in our neighborhood. In the email I asked if anyone was interested. No one replied out of five people. Not even a “no, can’t do it”. I’m talking complete ignorance of my email.
Oh, well. It happens all the time to me. I sometimes think that I ask too much or suggest too much or maybe I’m just crazy for thinking of them to do this with. Oh, well is my new motto. Oh, well.
But what kills me is that two people that were on the email have since written to me about other happenings. This makes me do a quizzical face. I wish you could see it. I look at my inbox/computer screen like “huh”.
One person asked me to join her and some other friends for a dinner. It is before the brunch party I suggested, so the timing is much sooner. Like an idiot, I think I was the first to respond with yes.
Another person emailed me asking me about getting together before Cowboy comes back. More confused because this date would happen after the brunch party. Like a fool, I replied yes.
But – what about me?
I want to include this in my replies back to them but then I feel it may come off to baby-like or needy? Or pitiful – like I’m begging for it.
I’ll be the first to admit I do think I’m on email waaaay too much for my own good because I reply faster than anyone else on the recipient list. Am I the only one? Do your emails get ignored or shunned by your friends?
I know what’s going to happen. It always does. The brunch party date will come and go or maybe it’ll come and I’ll go. Then, somehow it will come up in conversation with said invited friends. And their response will be, and I can put $100 on it, “Oh I wish I knew about it” OR “Was that that email you sent out?” It’s inevitable.
What could make the blow a little more acceptable is to know I’m not the only one it is happening to – maybe; just maybe it’s happening to you, too? Oh gosh, I really hope not though. I hope that our society/friends have not come to this complete ignoring of invitations.
Maybe it’s like how no one RSVPs. No matter how many times I’ve heard people complain that no one RSVPs – still no one does it, even the people complaining over it. WHY?
Maybe these people are waiting for something better to come along. I don’t like that one bit and I can tell who is doing and who is not – especially when it comes to eVite. eVite is my friend and my foe.
I just love how eVite lets you know who viewed it and when; and if that person comes back to the eVite days later, eVite updates the stamp with the most recent visit. Loving that. Hating it because it becomes my own personal spy kit. I’m constantly checking in on my invitation. Because. I think if you can read the invite and check out who else is coming; then you can reply – yes, no, maybe so. This tells me you are at least waiting to see who is coming or you are waiting for other appointments – better invites. That’s just wrong.
You don’t want to hang out with me – just hit no or maybe. Don’t stalk the eVite. That’s how I feel my brunch party email is going. It’s being treated like an eVite and that’s completely not fair if you ask me. Not fair to brunch. Maybe these people are waiting to see if someone will reply all back to me. Maybe they are waiting it out to see if better plans come along. Who the F knows.
I’m too chicken shit to call them out on it. I don’t want to be the one crying that no one will pay attention to me, but come on. I give to you as I would like for you to give to me. Oh, well.