Re: An eagle court question
Cheryl Singhal (csinghal@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Wed, 17 Jun 1998 20:27:07 -0400
On Tue, 16 Jun 1998, Jim Beyer wrote:
> At least some of the time, some of the volenteers are sure that they
> were invited. But the issue then becomes "when?" I know because I
> have missed courts when the commissioner service got the invitation
> less than a week before the event. Was I as an ADC invited? Yup!
> Did I have a chance to attend? Nope.
One the most difficult tasks I face is convincing people that while
*their* schedule may be flexible enough for a phone call on Wednesday to
arrange something for Saturday, *MINE*/*OURS* is not.
People tend to figure if they put invitations in the MAILBOX 14 days in
advance, it's plenty of notice.
When our son was a babe-in-arms, I had a sign that read: Emergencies
must be scheduled 2 wks in advance; everything else needs 30-day notice.
When he got into HS, things had calmed down so that emergencies could
occur on the spur of the moment, but everything else wanted 2 wks notice!
AKA: lack of preparation and forethought on the part of the host need
not constitute an emergency for the guest.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City