Thankyou, but I don't know if the class will run now. I had been counting on a minimum of four. I had not expected that anuone, having given their word, would make alternative committments.
I am sure you would not expect your members of NADFAS to do that,since they would perhaps find this unethical.
I finally wrote about the Latin lessons and this is the reply I received. I've written again, explaining that an interest shown (I was really surprisingly polite, considering she'd absolutely buttonholed me) in a casual conversation isn't actually giving my word. I listed my regular commitments (not all of them, only those that actually involve work) and explained that the extra ones that have come up have to take precedence over things I do simply for my own amusement. I am, I confess, meanly pleased that she can't spell 'commitment'. Not that I am prejudiced in any way against misspellings; as long as they aren't in business letters, I rather like them. The typo I forgive, we all do them in emails (though if I were insulting someone, I'd make sure I hadn't made any).
This does show, however, that my instinct was right. I didn't like her, and that was one reason I didn't want to join her class.