When I arrived to setup for my speech, I found out that I was almost an hour late, and the majority of people that had been waiting patiently had moved on to other sessions.
I was devastated, and still am. I’m pedantic about time, and unless Neal makes me slow down, I’m early for everything. I can’t stand disappointing people, and it breaks my heart that I did today (They told me there were 50 librarians waiting for me). Since I like to be early, we were there walking around the whole time they were waiting.
There were a few people left when we got to the room, so instead of a formal presentation, we just sat down and talked informally about new media and podcasting.
This is the most embarrassing moment of my life, both personally and professionally. I want to publicly apologize to all the librarians who were in that room waiting, and to Todd Humble, the organizer.
UPDATE: I didn’t say why I was late. I put the time down wrong in my calendar, even after triple checking the time slot.
Could've happened to any of us!