A separate post, because it has nothing to do with what yesterday’s gathering was about, but:
I have learned that I may have inadvertently ignored someone during the schmoozing part of the celebration, in a manner that must have looked like a snub. I suspect I’ve done the same at other gatherings.
That was not my intention. I was either zoned out (which happens), hard of hearing (which is true), too intent on who I was listening to (which happens a lot), or otherwise just…well, not quite with it.
I’m a shy person [true--I frequently find it hard to mix at parties because I don't want to intrude on conversations, for example]. I’m afraid that makes it easier to be a little withdrawn in social gatherings.
So if I ignored you, I’m sorry: It was definitely not intentional.
And, of course, I’ll try to do better in the future–but I’ll sometimes fail.