The elder relatives were circulating e-mails recently pertaining to the family reunion. Where would we have it? Who would come? Who will be the designated driver? BYOB? They would ask and reply and forward.
Finally, Cousin Mensa Member defused the debate. She said that it wasn't worth having the reunion. Not enough people were interested, she wrote. Uncle Charitable CEO wrote to the others. Is she just being a martyr? Is this my cue to open up our summer house for the reunion, he queried.
No, Auntie Sweatpants chimed, don't have it at your house. Let's just have it at Local Irish Pub.
Or better yet, Uncle Charitable CEO responded, let's just all go to Local Irish Pub one night and count how many of our family members had the same idea.