Monday, August 28, 2006

It's all fun and games, until...

To end my super-busy weekend, I thought it would be fun to convene a small group at "Guthries Tavern" to have a Pictionary tournament. The Adelaide boys were all set to be part of it, but pulled out at the last minute so the event became a simple catchup over a few beers instead.

I was glad that my speed dating friend could join us, and really she had no excuse since she lives walking distance from the pub and we all would have just marched to her house to fetch her if she'd changed her mind.

But one of the things that we talked about was the gross breach of privacy that happened after the speed dating. The company that organised the event has given my email out to the guys that expressed interest in me. The way it's meant to work is that if I pick Exhibit A as my match, and he also picks me, only THEN does my email get given to him. I get told that Exhibit B and C were also interested, but my details are never passed on to them, because the 'feeling' wasn't mutual.

Anyway that has all been turned on its head, because I've had emails from the guys I didn't fancy, and now I feel obligated to write to them and tell them "thanks but no thanks". That has put me in a really awkward position. The only email I have written so far is back to the speed dating company expressing my disappointment in what I am seeing as a violation of my privacy. I made myself sound particularly tough too, so maybe I'll get a refund?

6 comments:

glamah16 said...

You should get a refund. And turn back the hands of time like it never happened.

Gab said...

Well I don't mean to sound silly, but I feel worse for the guys because they contacted me in good faith and now I feel I owe them some sort of response (when I never intended hearing from them ever again). A guy at work recommended I ignore the emails. I see his point, but still, politeness should prevail, right?

batreg said...

You know ... things happen for a reason. Maybe they need you to give them each other's email addresses to become the best of friends over their shared rejection? Or not ... it was just a blunder and driven by the etiquette ideals drummed into you by Nun's you'll become embroiled in email counselling with all involved!

Anonymous said...

see a lawyer

sue the speed dating company

go for the cash

kilabyte said...

And as your father I must say at this time .... (and here read very very very loudly) ..... ARE YOU NUTS????????

batreg said...

Quite clearly ... you know the rest!