For all my dear global gal friends (and guys….you know who you are!). Last eve I was with a small group of gals and the discussion turned to how certain niceties, that were taken for granted back “in the day”, seem to be ignored/overlooked these days. Now, I’m not just saying that this trend is only found among the ‘younger generation’. It’s prevalency includes us ‘Baby Boomers’, too!
To get to the point of this rant, er discussion, one of the gals, and DH, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary and are planning a catered dinner, which will be held at our church. The invitation is for all of the church family plus their personal families. The sign-up/RSVP has been available for a couple of weeks and the response has been, for the most part, prompt. The question is, however, how seriously is an “RSVP” taken these days. This extended invite will involve a meal that will have a cost…..paid if the person attends,or not, or if (at the last minute) a decision to come along is made, how many will that add???
The question: what has been your experience when planning such (catered or not)????? One gal suggested that some will reply in the affirmative and attend only if something more to their liking doesn’t materialize!!! This sounds a tad cynical but,to tell the truth, I have experienced something like this!
RSVP…….”Répondez s’il vous plaît”=”Please, respond”………and honor that response!!!!
End of rant er discussion. Thank you for your time and attention. Please, come back later for the “Friday Finish” and other goodies that have recently arrived to brighten (literally!!!!) up my world.