No writer's group yesterday. Did all my homework, combed my hair and put on lipstick an' all that, drove over to the venue and....
Big old "Nope." Host wasn't even apologetic about it; they had a Game of Thrones event and no event rooms were available.
I pointed out the room had been reserved in advance.
He asked who we'd made the reservation with, and I told him.
"Oh, you people?* Some woman called and said it was cancelled. I can maybe seat you over in the bar area."
Where loud-ish music plays, right. I said I'd see if anyone else showed up, took a seat in the waiting area and checked e-mail on my phone. A flurry of last-minute individual cancellations -- two dropped out with various non-trivial issues and it snowballed. Okay, life happens.
I went home and e-mailed the reservations people. There's a bit of a flutter about it in my in-box this morning but it seems there's a disconnect between Corporate and the particular venue, and the venue people had grabbed all the rooms for the GoT thing without checking; so we'd been cancelled before we cancelled, if that makes sense.
Looks like we're going to reschedule the writer's group -- elsewhere.
* Sheesh, I hate being a "You people." I thought we'd tipped better than that last time.
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