I am the block captain for my neighborhood. Technically I’m the “street captain” since we live in suburbia and there aren’t really blocks, just meandering roads.
Since I know how sucky it is to be brand new, I love welcoming new families to the neighborhood, and generally having leave to be as friendly as I like. I did my duty of introducing myself to everyone on the street about six months ago. I got everyone’s info (fortunately the neighbors are all extremely nice and gave me their home phone, cell and email.)
I have completely dropped the ball recently, though. Tomorrow is the official neighborhood block party day. And guess who hasn’t planned their block party?
It’s on a Tuesday! How boring! Plus I have no commitee! And no budget! And no money to pay for it myself!
So I just pretended that it wasn’t happening (that strategy has served me poorly in the past, so why not continue?) My assistant captain hasn’t said anything so I thought I was home free. But I got an email from a resident asking if there was anything planned. I don’t know what to do. Just ignore her and hope she doesn’t remember who I am? Be honest? Move away?