Once again I was going to start this post off with catching up - but then wondered who actually views it as catching up only me and what am I catching up with and why do I feel that I am always catching up, when it reality I am like so many, if not all of us who are so busy with actually living our lifes. Last week I was all set to write a post, had my cuppa ready was sitting comfortable and as I started "ping" an email drops into my box shortly followed by another and the result of these two emails my whole week changed, everything was turned upside down and all my excitement of my latest adventures went flying out the window. I was now left wondering what the heck was going on and wondering about people and how different we all are and how we all deal with different things and how these two things effect others around the individual when things go wrong. Now if you have got this far you are probably all wondering what on earth is she going on about?? So I shall bore you all with it for a couple of reasons, one it helps to talk and two someone reading this might have a different take on it. I won't put names down or all the in depth detail as it isn't appropriate but hopefully you will get the gist of the whole sorry state.
As you all know I have been involved in the local camera club for a few years now, when I first went it was a very relaxed evening and good fun. The group is led by a committee of volunteers made up from the members, I very quickly joined the committee - because that is me, I like to be involved in the running of things and help out. Any way, last year some of the new members for reasons best known to themselves took a dislike to the then president. A couple of them started to make allegations against him (they are female) and I found myself in the absence of the Vice President dealing with it. I asked them to put it in writing to the committee and we would deal with it - unfortunately it never arrived in writing and still hasn't. To cut it short it turned nasty in the sense that the ladies (term used very loosely!) turned rather nasty, posting face book comments, talking to other groups and repeating their accusations etc etc. Sure you all know what I mean "school ground behaviour" - hence my coming off face book awhile back. Then they had a pop at me - which was no big surprise. At that point I detached myself from completely from the group that they had got together (not cc) and removed them from my life, I don't need people like that in it. Unfortunately the President didn't detached himself and it has continued
and the result is he has got so tied up in it without taking part he threw his toys out of the pram last week and resigned from the club - leaving me to pick up the pieces and sort out the fallout from it all!!!
So out of the blue for the second time in a week I found myself completely out of my comfort zone, this time stood up in front of a group of people who were dying to ask questions which I wouldn't/couldn't answer and wondering what the heck was going on. Thankfully the other committee members are brilliant and supported me all the way and the members were great and only one started to say something out of line - which at the time I stopped him sharply, but on hind- sight I think I might of jumped down his throat before he actually had the chance to say what he was going to say - purely because I was somewhat on edge and he is part of the said group who has caused trouble! So I feel an apology may be due on my part.
Anyway the long and short is that this week the members have to vote again on who they want as their President, I have put myself forward I as felt I had to being Vice President. The past President has also put himself forward, so it will be for the members to choose, if they go for the first ever female club president (hate that title) or go back to the one they have had for the previous two years. I am really hoping that the evening does not turn unpleasant in any way and the club can get back to being a friendly fun place to be on an evening.
Sorry for the ramble, but it has done me good to write this down and get it off my chest. If you have managed to get this far you have done really well!
I have spent a lot of time on Pinterest and I found this quote the other day which I felt summed up this situation up rather well.
Right I am off to work this afternoon. Heard today that Mick will find out on the 27th Oct if he still has a job or not!!
"Que Sera, Sera" x