Wedding Responsibility

I’m a pretty responsible person. My bills are always paid on time – actually, they’re paid early. I have never run out of garbage bags at home. I know where the emergency exits are located at work. I pack balanced lunches. I have never accidentally set fire to the kitchen. And when I have unleashed small fires, I’ve always had aloe on hand.

But there are some things I refuse to deal with. I rarely check the weather report – I ask my dad. When I need new tech equipment – I have my sister review products and pick a winner. I don’t know if a new restaurant is kosher or a new store is worth shopping at – I wait for Special Correspondent Ellen’s report. Recently, I added something new to that list – I refused to find myself a floor-length grey or silver bridesmaid’s dress. I told Special Correspondent Na’ama that it was up to her.

Thankfully, she’s always up to a challenge. Within two months, she found something. The dress is grey. It’s floor length. It has sleeves. It’s cheap and returnable. Plus, it might even look good on me.

I don’t yet know if it’ll fit – we’ll find out once it arrives. But if it doesn’t I’m not worried. I’ve already given Na’ama that responsibility – and she’s on the case.

“Believe me, it’s not that I disapprove of executive dining rooms, executive bathrooms, or private phone lines in some offices. It’s just that I do not wish to promote such superficial amenities within our Company. It’s against our style to create an atmosphere that arouses hostile  feelings between “haves” and “have-nots.” This is what invariably happens when conspicuous status symbols are bestowed upon a chosen few. I don’t believe in promoting a privileged class. Such an environment breeds pomposity. And pomposity is demoralizing and self-defeating – as well as bad business.” – Mary Kay Ash


Happy May Day!