Mar 13, 2010
I could have handled the situation better. I could have been the greeter, instead of the waiter. I could have done everything a little differently.
Tonight was Friday night poker. I arrived maybe two minutes late, and the one table I play at had already started (in my mind: thanks for waiting, you knew I was coming). When I arrived, no one greeted me, or acknowledged me. Certainly not in any fashion that generally is done for when someone arrives. It made me feel alone, unwanted, intruding. It was frustrating. I could have greeted the table. I could have just ignored it. I could have smiled and told my brain to shut up. However, I did none of those things. I will try to learn from this mishap.