I suck at RSVPing, and I’m only slightly better at Registering for conferences and the like. I have realised that this is a flaw that I need to address.
As someone who has invited people to events (parties, weekends away, etc.), it can be really frustrating when people don’t RSVP or rego early. This is for a number of reasons, including the fact that you need to know numbers for catering and to know that you need to cover minimal costs. Therefore, it is awesome when people say that they’re coming early, and really frustrating when people leave it to the last minute. For this same reason it is frustrating when people pull out at the last minute.
I’m sure you can all sympathise with me. Almost everyone has had a birthday party, and a lot of people I know have been in charge of running conferences. It is really frustrating when people don’t RSVP or rego for your event.
Therefore let us serve and love each other by RSVPing and registering early for events. I have said before that I am not very good at doing this, and I am sorry if I have not RSVPed for your event. But I am going to try and be better at it. It honestly doesn’t take long to check your calender and see if you can make it, and if you’re just waiting for a better invitation then don’t, the invitation you have is probably pretty good.
So, go now, register for Ancon and calm the nerves of the Ancon team, RSVP for that 21st and reassure the person organising it, and rego for that weekend away coming up. It’s loving.