I am starting to realise that our Kingdom is full of shy people. Many of them, like me, hide that shyness behind a thin veneer of bravado – but at heart they are timid souls, who do not wish to seem pushy. There is only one way that I have found to identify them successfully: ask them to do something. Then stand back and admire.
There are a lot of reasons why people wait to be asked, and each of us spends time on both ends of that asking chain – sometimes we are the asker, sometimes the askee. As a favour to those around you, please – ask them for a favour! They will be flattered. Also as a favour to those around you – don’t wait to be asked. Volunteer, and make someone’s day.
And, speaking of volunteering – that’s something groups can do, as well as individuals. We are always looking for hosts for Crown events, and right now we need a home for Midwinter next year. Consider yourselves asked. Contact Kinggiyadai at firstname.lastname@example.org and win the gratitude of your Kingdom. And its seneschal.
Yours in service,
Lord Nicodemus Novello