Posted by Mair on November 5, 2001, at 10:18:19
In reply to Re: Ouch ... » Mair, posted by kiddo on November 4, 2001, at 22:07:46
> "You are probably right, however, wouldn't it be just as effective to send him an email, saying I don't feel like going and don't want to talk?"
Kiddo - most of the time I'd end up going because i couldn't figure out what to say on the phone and, even in my worst state, couldn't resort to just not showing up. I'd show up because that took the least amount of action on my part. I can't remember a time when i was really sorry i went even if I ended up talking about something that I really didn't want to talk about, or for that matter, ended up talking very little. It seems to me that you really don't have anything to lose by going - you may end up talking in a way that's helpful, or you just sit there mute. If you don't go at all, you've foreclosed a potentially valuable option.