Awhile back I bitched blogged about how family obligations prevented me from attending a historic reunion of television pioneers from WTVJ Miami.
I was really disappointed to miss this event—to miss seeing people who were such an important part of my past.
And in the end….I figured out a way to get there after all.
OK, so maybe I didn’t greet everyone by name– -or with a big hug…..
So maybe I had the same goofy smile plastered on my face the whole time….
Maybe I was quieter –and a little stiffer than they remembered me…..
But I got around. I mingled. In fact, I never sat down the entire night.
Not to mention saving a small fortune on my outfit and the airfare. And at least I’m in the pictures on Facebook.
Unless you’re in the immediate family, this strategy should also work for weddings or bar mitzvahs—-or if you’re a party animal, and just hate to miss a good time. Go cardboard. You won’t be the life of the party, but it’s the next best thing to being there.