Friday, April 27, 2007

Etiquette Question

Maybe a couple of questions…

1) If you’re having a party and you know people have other obligations and will say no anyway, is it bad form to not even send the invitation? I thought it was okay, but now I’m not so sure.

2) How many times does a person need to say no to you before you stop including them in your plans altogether?

*FYI, these are two entirely separate scenarios. And if I hurt anyone’s feelings, I am sorry…

2 comments:

Pitter Patterson said...

if the potential invitee might find out about not being invited, i would send the invitation anyway - or at least say "hey, id invite you but i know you can't come." as for the other, id say after 3-4 invites id give it a rest.

Housewife said...

#1 If it's not a gift grab of an invitiation (with the obvious exception of showers and weddings) then an invitation can be sweet

#2 When a year's gone by I wish they'd stop inviting me. It's tiresome to think up new reasons to not show up to ______ when what I really want to say is, "your wife called my 8 year old a hottie and if I ever see her again it will be to spit on her grave."

but they still invite us. And we still decline.