While we were re-scheduling the Summit from May to November in late February, we kept expecting something to show up that we wouldn’t be able to move.
Hotels – moved.
Venues – moved.
Beer order – re-scheduled.
Wine and other spirits – safely booked into storage.
Next came the gifts that we’ve designed on behalf of the event’s sponsors for the attendee boxes: some things already arrived and could wait, and others were scheduled to be prepared just a couple of weeks prior to the Summit to be fresh (and there’s a whole bunch of these, which I’ll detail at some other time).
Finally, we thought that we’ve been able to take care of everything. And then the bakery called to report that they baked a couple of thousand Osborne Clarke cookies – since the baker doesn’t use any artificial ingredients, to arrive at the right level of crunchiness the cookies had to “rest” for about 10 weeks prior to the Summit.
By the time we realised that these won’t stay in shape for November, it was too late to mail them to Osborne Clarke even if we wanted to, as Lithuania entered the lockdown and Germany initiated WFH policy for most businesses.
So this morning, Mindaugas – properly attired in mask and gloves – went to the bakery to settle the bill and picked up the cookie boxes…