Thursday, January 05, 2006

Mayor of Dweebville

I'm such a dweeb. There are must some situations that are as awkward as getting caught picking your nose or farting in public. The cool people just laugh off the fart for flick the booger at someone like they don't care that they were caught. Me, my face just turns 12 shades or red and I want to crawl under a rock.

My latest social faux paux? I mishandled wedding invitation.

What are you supposed to do if you don't RSVP by the date on the invitation?

I received a wedding invitation shortly before the holidays. I had planned to attended the wedding later this month. In fact I saw the groom- and bride-to-be at a holiday party a couple of days before Christmas. The groom asked me if I planned to attend and I said "Of course. I just haven't had a chance to RSVP yet with the holidays."

So the other day, while trying to clear off the piles of holiday rubble that had accumulated, I came across the wedding invitation again. So I open it up so I can RSVP and read that the RSVPs were due before Christmas.

Now, in my own defense, I received the invitation not long before the RSVP deadline. But the truth of the matter is in the holiday hubbub my brain refused to process the dates of the RSVP deadline or even the wedding at the time I got the invitation.

So, I don't know what to do. Do I send back the RSVP obviously late? Attend the ceremony but skip the reception?

Personally I'm leaning toward crawling under a rock and sucking my thumb.


3rdtimesacharm( 3T ) said...

hehehehe...Sorry. I was picturing you crawling under a rock, curled up sucking your thumb.

Social faux pas are a dime a dozen these days. My advice? RSVP, apologizing for being late. Maybe mentioning running into them, and the informal RSVP? And then GO. Reception food is usually always delicious too.

Brat said...

I think I am lucky if I get my bills paid on time, let alone get my RSVP's in on time! I think you should send the RSVP and drop a personal note letting them know you are sorry for it being late. I think a phone call may even be better if you consider them close friends.

I feel your pain, I used to be the card and letter sender/writer that kept all of my family and friends together, now I am lucky if I even get an e-mail off.

I am still working on my Christmas thank you cards and of course I think I only sent out a handful of Christmas Cards!

It is a good thing that when my big day comes, I don't plan to have a big affair, because I know that I would be late with my thank you cards!

GRT said...

Go to the wedding and hang out at the bar during the reception...the food will probably be way off the charts of your diet, anyway. Besides, isn't it easier to work off empty calories from alcohol than from roast beef and chocolate mousse dessert?


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