Wrote a snarky, PMS-laced post last week re: organising things with friends:
Why do I bother organising things? My work friends (most of whom have left, but we keep in contact) all wanted to try this amazing Greek restaurant I know. So we organise a day, which takes ages because people keep umming and ahhing and Boyfriend and I don't have any more weekends free til January.
Then we have to pick ANOTHER day, a Wednesday, because it suddenly doesn't suit someone. Then someone gets sunstroke on Saturday so calls me on Tuesday night to cancel. No one RSVPs in time to make a reservation, so I have to keep chasing and end up making up a number to tell the restaurant.
Then on WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON someone calls to ask if it's cool that her partner is a vegetarian. No, it's not, because as they know, it's a set banquet, and it's GREEK FOOD, FFS. LOTS. OF. MEAT AND SEAFOOD. So Wednesday afternoon I have to call, change the numbers, and ask about a vegetarian option. At four pm, someone else RSVPs saying they can't make it after all... this person hasn't said anything before that and I'd forgotten that I'd even invited them.
All I want to do is take my friends somewhere they'd enjoy, and, as always, it just ends up as a mega hassle and I don't even want to fucking go by the end of it, because I'm so annoyed at them all being so fucking difficult.
After the event, I knew why I'd bothered: coz it was great fun. Lovely company and great food, and a very successful night in the end (even with someone else completely forgetting to turn up, we called them and they were at home. Then no apology email or message to any of us the next day, or as yet, which I think is pretty poor form).
Anyway, I don't think I'm gonna organise other events with this group; since though I love them and it was heaps of fun, it's just too much hassle. Some are flakey, some are picky and others are just prima donnas. So while I love them, I'm gonna leave the heavy lifting to someone else. Tis a shame, but what can you do? I don't have the time and energy. I know all twentysomethings are sack, but these guys combined are a nightmare.
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