I have a slim chance of being there next weekend. I stopped into my LHBS this week and was BSing with the owner who has a group going to work. Joking as I was leaving I told him if he needed any help to let me know. He said one guy might not be able to make it so he took down my number and said he'd give me a call if he couldn't. Kepping finger crossed for phone call this week
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, then to speak and remove all doubt.