My partner and I had registered for the free public debate “Should we ban the burka” hosted by The Australian National University and The Canberra Times.
When we registered it was to be held at Finkel Lecture Theatre at the John Curtin School of Medical Research @ 12.30pm but apparently it changed to the Coombes building.
So after eventually getting a car park (no small feat) and walking into the Finkel lecture theatre we discovered we were at the wrong end of the uni.
It was 12:37 when we found the Coombes building and the lecture theatre was already maxed out and we were told we couldn’t go in, but here’s a website to listen to the podcast.
Apparently at 12:30 pm they had given away the empty seats of those who had registered.
Now there happened to be quite a few of us who had gone to the wrong building, turned up a little late, then turned away.
Sure we should have looked on the website this morning to double check the location, but gees, I had put my kids into childcare just so I could go to this.
For an event that turned out to be this popular that they had to change the venue, couldn’t they have waited just a bit longer for those who had booked?
A big waste of money on my part because of poor event management and poor foresight to realise how popular the lecture would be. Disappointed?
That’s an understatement.