I have a friend who is going to visit an ex who is attending Harvard for a weekend. She sent this email to a bunch of her friends and him to see who wanted to join them in their activities… rather intimidating, eh? And I thought I was ridiculous sometimes with my schedules… but I suppose it’s these time-management skills that got her into Harvard in the first place, right?

Dear friends (and by friends, I mean the only people I can stand for
more than five minutes at a time in this god-forsaken institution),

My friend XXX is visiting me from Friday to Sunday and I’ve written
up an itinerary for him. Since some of you have expressed interest in
meeting him and I haven’t seen most of you since before midterms, I
wanted to invite you to join us for meals, museum tours, and shows
this weekend. Besides, we’re all mutual friends and we rarely have an
excuse to get together en masse. I’ve listed our schedule below. Just
respond with the event that interests you and I’ll add you to our

08:00 am Arrival to Harvard
09:00 am Breakfast at Mather House Dining Hall
10:00 am Harvard Museum of Natural History
11:00 am Fogg Art Museum
12:00 pm Tour of Harvard College Campus
01:30 pm Lunch at Henrietta’s Table (menu:
03:00 pm Harvard Business School Tour
05:00 pm Dinner in Porter or Inman Square — please recommend a restaurant!
08:30 pm Ex-Rated, Expressions Dance Team Show — tentative

12:00 pm Brunch at The Paramount in Beacon Hill (menu:
01:00 pm Historical Tour of Boston, incl. Fanueil Hall, Newbury St., North End
06:00 pm Dinner in Harvard Square, most likely with my blocking group
— please recommend a restaurant!
07:30 pm Titus Andronicus in The Garage
10:00 pm Coffee and Dessert at Finale Desserterie (menu: )

11:00 am Easter Services at Memorial Church
01:00 pm Brunch at Mather House Dining Hall
02:30 pm Coffee at L.A. Burdick
04:00 pm Departure from Harvard

All the best,

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Joel Gross

Joel Gross is the CEO of Coalition Technologies.