Last night, we had a dinner party. Some of you may know that it is Ramadan for the Muslims and the whole day fast is broken at dinner time. I do not fast or practice any of the religious rules but, it was an opportunity to invite our Customers for a nice dinner at a five-star hotel.
130 people or so attended and it was quite the success. I do not know how many of the attendees were really fasting but, that is none of my business.
The food and the service were superb. It cost a pretty penny to my boss but, he does not mind. The reputation of the company is more important.
At the beginning I had to grab the microphone and welcome the guests. No big deal. I could talk longer. I have no fear of addressing crowds.
I enjoyed the dinner and so did everybody else. That's what counts.
I actually dread these occasions because there are many things that might go wrong that are beyond one's control.
Next year, during Ramadan, I am taking my vacation :)