What did you think of the party I threw to ring in the New Year? asked my husband who had insisted on organizing the event all by himself.
Noticing me smirk, he appeared offended.
Don’t you think this was the best New Year party we’ve had? I am sure you agree, he said with an air of pride.
Shall I give my frank opinion? I said.
Certainly. It can’t be anything but complimentary, he affirmed.
How can you be so sure ? I said.
That’s because I am a good event manager, he stated.
Yes, you certainly are a self styled Event Manager in theory but there is a lot of difference between theory and practice, I said.
Now, you are being very prejudiced. Haven’t I decided on the menu, the guest list, the table arrangement, which are all very important? he said.
Yes, they are, but there is something else that is more important, I said.
What’s that? he asked with a raised eyebrow.
Communication, I said.
What do you mean by communication? I personally invited all my friends for the party, He asserted.
Was your invitation sent through an e mail or your mobile? I asked.
Mobile ofcourse, he said not knowing why I was asking him such an elementary question.
Could you get all the people you invited to take your call? I asked.
He thought for a while and said, Not all, because some lines were engaged ,and some seemed to have switched off their mobiles.
The bane of technology, I lamented. No wonder more than a dozen people didn’t turn up for the party, due to lack of communication, I said.
But a good number did turn up ,haven’t they?
Well, yes, but I believe in ‘more the merrier’ as the saying goes. Then we would have had a wider spread for the Pot Luck Party ‘You’ organized, I quipped.
n.meera raghavendra rao