This week I had to suffer through one of the most embarrassing moments of my life. (Though there have been plenty of others, let me tell you!) I think this one hit me hard because it didn’t affect just me, but others. This doozy, I believe puts me up there as the New Senior Moment Poster Child!
On 10/23 I was slated to be the guest in an online chat for Writes to Publish online critique group. I’d known about it for months. Just that weekend (since the 23rd was a Monday), I’d sent out info (without the time – doh) to several lists I belong to so anyone interested could stop on by. Pop up reminders at work told me yet again I had a commitment that night. I’d reminded myself at least 6 times on my own. Yet when I left work, it was gone. no recollection of anything other than getting home, cooking dinner, watching some TV with El Hubbo. It wasn’t until I am dragging myself off to bed that my gaze rolled past my computer desk, synapses fired, and recall returned. I am sure the screams could be heard two blocks over. 😛
Paul was terribly gracious about my mistake, and I made sure to extend electronic copies of one of the two books for any members who were actually there…but still. THE SHAME OF IT! ARRRRRGGGHHHH. (Have I mentioned I tend to be anal about getting to places before the scheduled event? lol.)
I will get over this…eventually. And Paul is willing to risk me scheduling again! But this time we’re hedging our bets. He can call me and remind me. Not that it will come to that! lol!