Yesterday, I received a Facebook invitation for a "secret" playing of a fairly popular underground music band in Buenos Aires. I know a few of the guys who played there. I say "secret" because although the invitation said not to publicized it, it was sent to 2000 people on Facebook. The mechanism was the following: if you accepted, you had to send an email to X address where they would give you the physical location of the concert. I tried to do it, but GMAIL kept telling me that the email address did not exist. So I publish in the inviation Facebook Wall what was going on, and asked if somebody could please send me a private message with the location. So I received, in this order:
a) a private message with the same email address, saying to try again
b) a private message saying that the concert was on street Y at the 3000 street number. The person sending the message couldn't remember very well the address, "but if you go to that block, it shouldn't be hard for you to find the house where the concert takes place"
c) Finally, a private message of one of the guys who know me, greeting me, saying how happy he was I was in Buenos Aires, giving me the address and saying he would put my name and my husband's on the list of guest.
That's what I call the Argetine way. Everything takes a little longer to get accomplished, but it is finally done.