I’ve mentioned before the hundreds of invitations that I receive to welcome/bid farewell, celebrate/mourn, open/close, tour/inspect . . . all sorts of things in all kinds of places. I accept as many of those invitations as I can and I often ask members of my staff to attend others in my place.
Sometimes, though, the invitation goes in the other direction: my staff schedules dozens of individuals and groups a month to stop by City Hall for a chat/photo/cup of coffee with me. And other times, people including a surprising number of tourists drop by on the chance that I am available to visit.
I was just about to send a copy of the image on the right to some recent visitors very well-mannered) Girl Scouts from St. Gabriel’s who were in City Hall recently.