There’s something interesting that can happen when one is planning an event. It happens when people don’t say they’ll be there, but also don’t say they won’t be there. Sort of a passive way of getting out of things, hoping that the person doing the inviting simply forgets about the whole thing and moves on.

I’m in such a position this week and I’m finding I don’t know how to respond. I don’t want to force the hand of those who have been invited, but also don’t want to let this tactic work and drop it. And that’s even if this tactic is being employed, at least intentionally.

We’ll see by Friday how this one turns out.