So, it’s my birthday next week and I wanted to organise a night out for it - I chose a place that has a restaurant on ground level and a nightclub downstairs, no traipsing about and the food’s good. I phoned up to book a table for 10 just after Christmas (bearing in mind that my birthday falls dangerously close to Valentine’s Day) and was told that because of the size of the group, I would need to pay a £10 per head deposit a couple of days before the event. That’s fine I thought, I’ll just pay the deposit myself and square up with people on the night.
I put a message up on Facebook telling people what I was doing and inviting them to the night out, and I sent a text message to the ones I have mobile numbers for. 8 people said they’d come, and I asked them to confirm that they were coming on the event thing that I had set up on Facebook (all my friends are on Facebook). Only 2 of them confirmed, despite 2 reminders.
So I lost my temper big time and cancelled the whole thing - I’m not going to be paying a deposit for a meal when people have not confirmed that they are coming. I know they said they’d come, but that was weeks ago and things change. I’ve decided though to have the night out without the meal, and a few friends have said they’ll come to that, which is fine - doesn’t matter if only one turns up, I won’t be out of pocket this way.
The only thing is though, that since I lost my temper and had a wee tantrum, I’ve been exhausted, it’s ridiculous, can I not throw a strop any more?!?