|Sent on:||Wednesday, October 3, 2012 1:30 PM|
Some members and I were talking about no shows so I thought I would reiterate the policy. Luckily, no shows in Celebrate Atlanta are very low.
My policy is simple. If you no show events, I may pull you out of another event for which you have signed up. If you no show multiple times (3 minimum), I may remove you from the group. The main thing though is that I actually mean it and do it and will continue to remove members when they abuse the policy. Clearly, I would prefer not to do this but it is an issue of integrity and providing valid numbers to venues
Now if you no show and you have a valid reason, I will switch you to didn’t attend. So what are valid excuses? Here are some that sound plausible.
I’ve fallen and I can’t get up (this only works for the woman in the commercial as well as Janet W.).
I’ve fallen and I am dead (this is available to all members).
I just found out that I was switched at birth and did not want to attend as my profile may contain incorrect information.
While I had a great session at my psychiatrist today, I could not attend last night as I am having trouble adjusting to my new jaw restraint.
I just found out that I have leprosy so I could not attend last night. Could you ask the member who shook my hand at last week’s event to return my fingers?
I invented a time machine and as soon as I have time, I plan on attending last night’s event.
As to another subject, dating in the group and expectations, here is my take.
You ask a member for his/her number and they say “I really do not date in the group. I am just here to make friends.” Here is the English translation of that sentence. “Of course I want to meet someone in this group but I would rather ride down a bumpy street, butt naked, on a porcupine, than go out with you.” If it makes you feel any better, I have been turned down so many times that before an event, I just look in the mirror and turn myself down. That way I get the rejection out of the way, early. Of course to the many women who turned me down saying "Sorry but I do not date outside my species", be more open minded. The point is, just attend events with the idea of enjoying yourself. We are a social group, not a dating group.