Tuesday, January 29, 2008

My candle has more than two ends

Ok, so on Friday I am going to Washington DC for a whirlwind three day tour. It is great: singing at Washington National Cathedral, nighttime walking tour of the monuments.

So what is the problem? That there are 24 other people going and I planned the trip. Apparently, people don't understand that a group trip means that the plans apply to everyone and creating your own outside plans messes up things for EVERYONE ELSE. The reservations, the cost, the cars, everything is arranged to make it happen for everyone.

I am not suggesting that anyone needs to take one for the team (except apparently me who is not really having fun with this anymore). Instead I am suggesting that people need to learnt o think like a group sometimes. This trip is so that a group of us can go sing. Not so that people can find gaps in the schedule during which they can escape to do things that were not planned.

I don't want to worry that someone is going to take his/her car and we suddenly won't have enough seats to transport people around because he/she decided to go see something in a museum.

I am sure it will be fine. I am trying to find a mindset in which I get to have some fun.

1 comment:

  1. I'm sure you did a great job, very thorough and considerate of everyone. It'll go great and you'll have a fab-u-lous time.

    And if not, hell, it's only 3 days. They'll get over it.