First, I’ll admit that I’m inconsistent in how I respond.
Today’s incident: My department at work had a picnic. I’d forgotten about it until it popped up on my calendar at work. I briefly thought about calling the department secretary, because it seemed very likely that it would be inaccessible (“by the tennis courts” = grassy, hilly area, no paved access). But then I thought, “To hell with that, I’ve been here for 8 years, my department’s not that large, if the administration can’t manage to remember my existence…”
So I went over there, with a couple of other people. We looked at the curb, the grass, the hill, the people in the distance enjoying their hot dogs and burgers in the 50 degree chill. “Want me to pop you over the curb?” one of my companions asked.
“No, I think I’ll skip it since it’s not accessible,” I replied, and went off to have lunch somewhere warmer.
What would you have done? I encourage you to leave a comment as well, saying why you make the choice you do.