Thursday is a great day to do that 1 thing you don’t want to do but also don’t want to continue thinking about doing.
A long time ago, or so it seems, because we’re talking about almost two years ago, I worked in Development for a non-profit that had a gala, and, because this is what you do, I invited lots of people I knew who might even tangentially be interested in said non-profit and its gala. One of those people, a family friend, came up from DC to attend the gala, which I very much appreciated — and, at the auction that accompanied the main event, he bid on and won something! A guided tour of the Met, given by one of our very knowledgeable board members.
Fast forward to now and the non-profit no longer exists. Former co-workers and board members alike have scattered to the four winds. My family friend, though, finally has a chance to come to New York, he tells me, and he is excited to take that tour of the Met! Oh lord.
My 1 thing, then, is to email the former board member, remind him of his commitment, and hope that he will indeed still be willing and able to give my family friend what he paid for. Wish me luck!