I’m the guy who asked to join your organization. I’m the guy who paid his dues to join. I’m
the guy who stood up in front of all of you and promised to be faithful and loyal.
I’m the guy who came to your meetings and no one paid any attention to. I tried several
times to be friendly to some of the fellows, but they all had their own buddies they talk to
and sat next to.
I sat down several times but no one paid any attention to me. I hoped very much that
somebody would have asked me to take part in a fund raising project or something, but no
one saw my efforts when I volunteered.
I missed a few meetings after joining because I was sick and couldn’t be there. No one asked me at the next meeting where I had been. I guess it didn’t matter very much to the others whether I was there or not.
The next meeting I decided to stay home and watch TV. The following meeting I attended,
no one asked me where I was when the last meeting was held.
You might say I’m a good guy, a good family man who holds a responsible job, loves his
community, and his country.
You know who else I am? I’m the guy who never came back!
It amuses me when I think back on how the heads of the organization and the members were discussing why the organization was losing members.
It amuses me now to think that they spent so much time looking for new members when I
was there all the time.
All they needed to do was make me feel needed, wanted and welcome!