Knowing about my walking expeditions, a dear friend invited me to join her hiking on Sundays - up a mountain. My daily hikes are on flat land, so after a few outings on the mountain, I realized I needed knee braces and now make them part of my daily routine.
Well, this dear friend decided to have a party at her home for all the birthday girls of summer - including me. I told another dear friend who was going to remind me so I wouldn't miss it.
My reminder came the night of the party from my other dear friend. I could barely make out what she was saying as she was eating food - at the party itself. Hello, I told her, it doesn't count as a reminder to call me from the party.
I guess it doesn't matter. I ended up at the party all the same (truly only because she called), and had a great time. No matter when and how it was delivered, I got the message all the same.