Was reading the comments on Brad Warner’s blog post regarding the big meeting at the Garrison Institute which was the subject of my last blog post when I read this:
Dear Mr. Warner,
I am an event planner at the Garrison Institute and I want to let you know that we sent you an invitation Dec 11, 2010. I’m not sure what happened that you did not receive our invitation. And I regret this understanding. If you have any questions please email me at email@example.com.
I’ll just post my comment from there here since I’m too busy right now to formulate something further:
Very interesting that the Garrison Institute event planner leaves a message in the comments here and on Suicide Girls rather than actually contacting Brad by email. Clearly doesn’t know much about the Internet to put an email address in any comments forum! Here.
WTF is up with that aside from a snarky move designed to provoke a sense of embarrassment?
That’s one way to get people to shut up and stop criticizing. One of the oldest socially coercive tactics around. The institutional representative (backed by the weight of that position) seeks to defer any criticism by pointing out something like this. Had the thing not been so secretive in the first place perhaps Brad and others could have queried their status vis-a-vis invitations.
And I think they meant misunderstanding rather than understanding.
Did this event planner also send the invitation via comments?
Not such great event planning when one doesn’t follow up on a non-response? Or wasn’t an RSVP expected?