Hubby just popped his head through the door to inform me that we've been invited to a friend's birthday party.
My first thought?
Have I become such a hermit of late that my friends are now completely bypassing me and going directly to Hubby in hopes of receiving an affirmative to whatever occasion they might be hosting?
Turns out this is not the case at all, which is good, because otherwise I'd be all kind of offended.
Apparently, the invite was posted on FaceBook for all to see and respond.
Not even a personal email invite?! The nerve. I realize that apparently the days are long gone when I could walk out to the mailbox and actually open a physical envelope with an invitation (although I must say, that I continue to send invitations that way.....I'm just sayin......and yeah, you'll most likely receive a handwritten thank you note from me too.....).
Nope, I have evolved with the times. I can easily accept an emailed invite that was sent to me and a bunch of others. But to be invited via an open invitation on FaceBook? Well, that just offends me - on a whole different level than the thought of bypassing me (the official scheduler of this family!) completely.
Where is the personal touch? Where is the love? Where is the feeling of "we are having an intimate gathering of 300 people and would love for you to be there?" Where is that "you are, oh so special, that you are invited" feeling.
I'll tell you where - it's NOT there! At all.
I'm feeling unloved and not very special right now.