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This evening... [Feb. 28th, 2008|12:17 am]
The Love Bug
This evening was good. Good food, good company, good conversation.

I don't know if you remember me posting /ages/ ago about how I felt hurt that I seemed to be excluded from work social events? This was well before I moved up north. Well, the same thing seemed to be happening here. I've seen numerous examples of other people (within my team and in other teams) going out for drinks/food after work. I spoke to someone this evening about it, and - as I suspected - it was a case of them thinking that I wouldn't want (or be able) to make it, so I didn't get asked. Needless to say, I set /that/ straight.

But the crowning moment of this evening was when one of my fellow team leaders stopped to talk to me as I was getting ready to leave. She looked me straight in the eye and said (with, I believe, full sincerity), "It was really good to see you join us on a night out, Dave"

Now that one comment really meant a lot to me, and I told her so, although I did have to battle with myself not to go into the reasons why I'd not joined them previously... that being that I'd never known about the events until /after/ they'd happened. But I didn't say anything about it, responding instead with a warm smile.

Maybe I got it wrong? I don't know. I hope I did, and I apologise if I did.

Anyhoo, it's bedtime.
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[User Picture]From: helley
2008-02-28 08:37 am (UTC)
That was a nice thing for her to say, and the best response you could have given. Hope you get more invites in the future, now they know.
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[User Picture]From: slooj
2008-02-28 12:41 pm (UTC)
Aww that's nice.
I sometimes feel a bit left out at times, I got a text the other day off my mum saying she was sat in a pub with my brother, having a couple of drinks. They didn't invite me as they just presumed I'd have the children/wouldn't have any money ... I could have joined them/would have joined them if I'd known about it and while I can't go out too often, once in a while it would be nice to be asked at least, hopefully my family know now to ask me occasionally, as your colleagues will too. :)
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