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Relay For Life Dinner...Etiquette Question

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by rodriguezpoultry, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

    Jan 4, 2009
    Claremore, OK
    Our Wal-Mart team is participating in the Relay For Life walk. I am walking for my mom. A person, one of our managers, asked me to come to the survivor dinner, but I don't feel as though I should go. The mere thought of going seems awful to me.

    The person who invited me is a survivor herself. I gave her a few names of some co-workers who also survived, but I doubt they'd go with her.

    Is it awful of me to turn down the invitation? Did I commit an awful faux pas?
  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    No, you didnt do anything wrong..
    You have a right to your feelings.. [​IMG]
  3. mamagardener

    mamagardener Songster

    No, it is a personal thing, and your choice is the right choice for you. As long as you graciously turned the invite down, I don't see any problems.

    My Mom is going through cancer treatments right now, and it is a tough thing to deal with. [​IMG] to you and I am sorry about your Mom.
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2010
  4. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

    Jan 4, 2009
    Claremore, OK
    Thank you for your kind words. I just felt as though I was letting her down by telling her no and that I didn't care enough to go with her and celebrate her victory. I may have been reading too much into it, but I am glad that I didn't turn it down by being rude. I just started tearing up when she asked me.

    I felt honored, but just felt it wasn't right.

    Again, thank you for replying.

    mamagardener, I'll be praying for your mom and for strength for you.

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