I sit on several boards through my job. One is for an arts organization. I received this email about an upcoming board meeting:
The meeting will be followed by dinner in the (deleted) Room for Trustees and their spouses at 6:30 p.m.
I promised myself five years ago that I wasn’t attending anymore baby or wedding showers (they depress me). And, I wasn’t going to any more weddings in which I was invited without a guest. Yeah. Weddings are expensive. I get that. But, I’d pay for my guest if given that option so I don’t have to go alone.
When I RSVP’d for the meeting, they asked if I was attending the dinner. I sadly didn’t have the guts to tell them how rude I thought the invitation was. I mean seriously, way to invalidate me as a person. I don’t want to go in the first place. Then, you tell me that I can’t bring a guest because I’m not married to them? Right.