Ok, so you get the picture: She seems like a nice enough person. Only when you dig a little deeper it’s not all rosey. At least that is my experience.
Here is what happened when I recently corresponded with Miss A.
Andrea and I had become friends on Facebook. I had noted her popularity and how connected she was in the DC social scene, so I thought I needed to get on her friend list for the sake of my charity.
Recently I wrote to her and asked if she could help promote a fundraising event for Food for Life, called Fashion for Compassion. More on this later, but basically we’re talking about a fashion show to benefit Food for Life.
Miss A agreed to help in some way. I then ask her if she knows of a good venue in DC where we could hold this fashion show. She writes back and suggests the Lotus lounge on K street. So a few days later, we meet at the Lotus lounge and I give my presentation to the owners while Miss A listens on. Everything goes well as I explain in more detail about the event and make a point to tell them that all the food served must be vegan.
The meeting ends and everything seems good. I now just have to see what special deal the Lotus lounge can offer us, and my hope is that by having Miss A there it will help to get us the best deal possible.
By this time, Miss A had already agreed to be on the host committee in exchange for two free tickets at the event. I really didn’t expect her to do anything else but help get the word out about the event through her large network.
Later after our meeting at the Lotus Lounge, I write to Miss A to thank her for arranging the meeting and trying to help us. Here is the exchange:
Please let me know what you need. Sara [Event Coordinator] will be in touch soon.