All this is when the event is successfully organized. But before that, I will face the "Oh-I-can't-come"s, the "Let-me-think-about-it"s, and worst of all, the "Who-else-is-coming"s, for whom, going with me is not good enough, there must be "interesting" people coming along.
And then, of course, are the last-minute cancellations....and the people who know how to get cheaper rates than I have negotiated, but couldn't respond in time to do so.
And through it all, I see people who accomplish these thankless tasks, and also do them with a willing smile....
Take a bow, Clean and Green !
Here's what I wrote some time ago ....and this, too