I'm not your bitch, don't hang your shit on me.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Come over here

It isn't often that I get invites of the non-work-related kind to partake in.  Quite often, I have to get dressed and socialize with others, but it always feels like I'm schmoozing instead of having fun.  When I am invited to go out with a friend/acquiantance, I send an RSVP as quickly as I can.

But, there's a problem with some of the recent invites I've been receiving:  Not only do they ask you at the last minute, but they expect you to drop everything and come to them.

Like most people, I work from 9-6 (let's admit the 9-5 job doesn't exist anymore) from Monday to Friday.  I'm not including my time working on the weekend, because it makes me sound like I have nothing else better to do with my life than be on the computer/phone, dealing with client stuff.  I can't leave work at 12 p.m. to have an early lunch because I'm working.  I can't leave work at 2:30 p.m. to go shopping because I'm working.  I can't leave work at 5 p.m. to have a drink because I'm working.  See the pattern?  I work during the day, from 9-6.

Setting aside the immediacy of their invites/requests, what bothers me is the fact they will never, ever make the effort to come to you when they know you're the one who can't go halfway across the city to meet them (and they're able to jump in their car and meet you, so they have no excuse).  Inconsiderate.

Maybe that's why I don't manage to go out with people as often as I would like to.  Sometimes it's better to stop accepting invites, altogether.


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