Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Welcome to My Pity Party

So the Big Birthday Bash is coming up this weekend. Yeah, the countdown has been over there in the right column for a long time. I was looking forward to it for a long time. It was gonna be raw (as N would say).

Then came the news of the possible layoff in the future. The future is very uncertain. Well, that ain’t a time to be going out and frivolously spending money on caterers and DJs and what not for a big ole’ birthday party. No indeed. So I changed plans – radically. Changed it up to a casual afternoon get together in my backyard. A few snacks. A few drinks. A birthday cake. And tons of people. I really, really wanted tons of people to celebrate with me.

Then reality came crashing down on me. One by one I found out that people couldn’t come. Oh they have reasons. They have very legitimate reasons so I can’t even be pissed off about it. Except I am. Well, not really pissed off, just bummed. I had hoped that certain people would be able to come, and I knew that some wouldn’t be able to. That’s just the way things go you know. Not everybody can make it on a given day, at a given time. That’s okay. It is. I’m disappointed, but I understand. From that standpoint it’s okay.

But here is what is not okay. Of all the very many, numerous people I invited on a social media site that shall remain nameless, the majority have not responded at all. Not a yes. Not a no thank you. Not even a maybe. Just no response at all. Really people? Really? You can’t take the two seconds it takes to pick a button on the event page and click on it? REALLY? Are that many of my friends really that jackassy that they won’t even respond to an invitation that doesn’t even require a stamp or a trip to the mailbox? REALLY?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

To all the people who responded YES (mostly just the people who already live in my house and will be there anyway): Thank you. I’m so glad you’re attending. I hope you enjoy the party. Luv ya’.

To all the people who responded NO: I’m so sorry you can’t come, but I do understand. Thanks for letting me know, and hopefully we can get together another time. Luv ya’.

To all the people who responded MAYBE: Thanks for wanting to come. I hope you can fit it into your plans, but I understand we all have busy lives and can’t do everything. Luv ya’.

To all the people who didn’t bother to respond at all: FUCK YOU. Fuck you and your entire family and everyone you know. I shall not be inviting you to any future events because you are a rude, stuck up asshole who doesn’t deserve the company of a fine person such as myself.

Okay, that’s what I want to say IRL but can’t so I share it here with you imaginary internet friends. And if any of you want to come to my party this Saturday let me know how to contact you, and I’ll send you the particulars.

And just for what it’s worth, the friends I’ve made IRL through my blog and who I invited via social media? They responded to my invitation. Oh yes they did. Because they are kind wonderful people. You know who you are. Luv ya’.


Jeni Angel said...

Sad face. I am sorry peeps be lame. I wanted to come more than you can possibly know. But as you know, life's an asshole. Let me know if you need me to cut anyone with my shank. Cause at this point? I have nothing to lose.

I hope you have a great time this weekend! I will be there in spirit.

Seeker said...

Am so with you here..... people can just be so thoughless!

Have a wonderful birtday, in spite of these idiots!

Fusion said...

Have a great Birthday TS!
Don't let the turkeys keep you from soaring.

Cat said...

People do suck for the most part we just have more ways to discover it these days. At any rate Happy Birthday, I hope your party is amazing, and those who are most important to you are there to celebrate.

Drama said...

I didn't get an invitation... :( Hope it was a great day.

Craig said...

Hey, welcome to the club - you are now officially closer to your 100th birthday than you are to the day of your birth. . . It really ain't so bad as all that. . .

And you can always take consolation from the fact that, however old you are, I'm older than you. ;)

Whatever, you know, you find to be helpful. . .