Last week, I was asked by “Gwyneth” if I could attend a showcase featuring her granddaughter, Kathy. Gwyneth is a lady I know and Kathy is her 15 year old granddaughter, whom I know as an extension of Gwyneth. Kathy is a wonderful singer as I have heard her on a few occasions.
I explained to Gwyneth that I was unable to attend the showcase as I had a retirement party to attend, but I wished Kathy well.
Fast forward to this week. Gwyneth stopped me and asked, “what happened to you, Kathy was looking for you at the showcase”. I reminded Gwyneth of the retirement party I was attending. She went on to say, “well she had four tickets that were bought and paid for and people didn’t show up, she was mad”.
I looked at her and said, well, I hope she did well. Gwyneth then said, “of course she did well, but $20 a ticket for no shows is a bit much”. I took that as my cue to depart from the conversation. Her parting words were, “Kathy is really mad”. I walked off.
I didn’t say anything else because I didn’t want it to seem I took any responsibility or was at fault. But the way the conversation went, I felt she either wanted me to apologize and/or offer money for an unused ticket. I didn’t commit to attending the showcase. Was this bad behavior?