To do before my departure on October 14.
Today is September 21. Already?!
People start to text me for the final meet-ups.
“We haven’t seen each other for ages” is usually the icebreaker line, the way-in for the lost connection.
“Yes, indeed.” I took the bait.
“Let’s meet for [coffee / lunch / dinner, depends on the other side’s perception of our relationship.]”
“Sure.” I’d say.
Sometimes I wonder if people would ever meet if they don’t make an effort and meet on a regular basis until something’s up. For instance, the person is leaving, like me.
Usually people just drift apart. Life happens. [Translation: You’re not my priority. Right now.]
I look at my schedule next week. The most interesting one is this: I have a dinner with my former company.
What shall I wear? What shall I say?
I’ve decided that I’m grateful for all the attention I’m showered.
In the end, it doesn’t matter who picks up the tab. Or how much is the tab. But the person makes the effort and shows up.
Come to think of it, doesn’t everyone, at any given moment, have a million of things to do, to worry?
Here is the script I’ll stick to:
Thank you for your time.
And I mean it.