Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Seeing right through me


So I was at the first meeting of this commission I've joined. It was the orientation for new members before the full meeting tomorrow. I had met two of the people who manage the commission before. One I have worked with in person and on zoom meetings recently. Neither one of them recognized or remembered me.

After the meeting two of the other new members walked out together and one offered the other a ride back to the hotel. I was sitting there at a bench calling a Lyft. They didn't even acknowledge me.

It was supposed to be prestigious to serve on this commission. But I am still invisible. 

I don't know why I am not noticed or remembered. I walked into the meeting and introduced myself to everyone despite my introverted tendencies. Yet still I am invisible.

Granted the meeting was a waste of time and energy. 

Oh well it was a free trip. Though tomorrow I have to sit through more than eight hours of BS. So it isn't really free, is it?

The ultimate irony is that I went to dinner at the hotel and three of the staff who were at the meeting and met me were at the restaurant no more than 10 feet away from me. None of them recognized me or acknowledged me.   

No comments: