The writer was once invited to a family function by a close relative some three weeks ago, supposedly to be on last weekend. Three days prior to the date a message came via sms that the function is on the 7th July. This writer had often received soft reminders of events a day or two before the real event. Thus without giving much thought the message was closed because yours sincerely had already noted on the room whiteboard that he will attend this family function. So on the fated Saturday morning, he managed his time getting matters done and drove the 90 kilometre distance to the stated function, only to see no people nor activity upon reaching the address.
To add salt to injury, the return journey had to be detoured because the highway got congested and driving was a crawling job on the highway. All in all, it was 4 hours of driving and cost of petrol and toll for NOTHING. Thus readers, do take notice of messages and pay attention to written communication with an open mind.