To my surprise I found that there were no more meetings, merely the occasional get-together to raise funds. Well, I thought it would do no harm to help them out so I went to a few coffee mornings with fundraising in mind. After discovering that they laid on a lunch a few times a year I decided to join in.
A few of the WI ladies also go there but they’re the older ones who live alone so it’s quite nice that they have somewhere to go and get fed at the same time. The cost of eating there isn’t very high and it does save them cooking. It’s good that they have company as well. My purpose for going was, as stated, to support the cause.
Yesterday was a luncheon day. There had been a lot of ‘see you there’ and ‘save me a seat’ comments on the preceding day so I fully expected to see a full house. Yes, there was a good gathering but it was a cliquey one. There were four tables with seating for ten people at each. Three tables were full when I arrived with one table occupied by an elderly lady. I went to join her, fully expecting more folk to arrive. None did.
I don’t know the lady very well but the two of us ate our meal and happily discussed WI and other matters. My grouse is this…. if I hadn’t turned up my lunchtime companion would have remained on her own.
What is the matter with people?
Not one of those present had the courtesy to join the poor neglected soul.
I really don’t think the organisation warrants my attendance – or my money.