Once again, I'm skipping a "potential networking opportunity"/work-related social function. It's the annual Employee Appreciation Luncheon, and it's not that I don't appreciate people (or feel appreciated) - I've just got too much to do, got in late, can't stay past 4 today, and am better off eating my own brown-bag lunch since we have a family birthday dinner tonight (which is why I can't stay past 4). How's that for a list of excuses? Let's add that I'm not good in large groups and really don't hang out with my co-workers anyway, so I never know where to sit at these things. Oh, and I'm too stressed and cranky today to be any fun anyway.
And if I'm planning to keep working and get my lunch eaten, I need to stop writing thhis note and get back to it!