There's a reason I like her, yeah?
Obeying the personalized -- ahem -- letter from the superintendent telling me of my selection and instructing me to contact her secretary to confirm my attendance and make my meal selection, I emailed her the following:
The folks at MIDDLE SCHOOL said they'd confirm my attendance, but I figured I'd best follow SUPERINTENDENT's instructions in her letter.
Yes, I'll be at the Volunteer Luncheon.
I'd like the Asian Chopped Salad, please.
I understand it is BYOB.
P.S. I am joking about the last item.
I crack me up, yo!
Proving that they are not all humorless over there, the secretary replied almost immediately that, yes, she had been told by the principal that I'd be there and she'd even been told my food selection, and "the BYOB would add a little flavor to the event."