People who RSVP and don't turn up!

United States
July 17, 2007 10:26pm CST
My friend threw a birthday party for her son who turned one over the weekend. It was a really nice pool party. She went all out and really put in a lot of time and money to make the party a success and very memorable. Unfortunately, there were some really inconsiderate people around. 13 people who said they were coming did not show up! No phone calls, nothing..just did not come. Half of them did not even call her after that to apologise or explain why they were not able to make it. I think that is just so rude! I feel so bad for her. She ended up with a lot of leftovers when she could have saved some money and not bought so much food if she had known these people were not coming. And because it was a pool party, she had to pay the rental for the pool based on the number of people attending. 13 people...hmm...that's a lot of money I would think. I can understand last minute emergencies and problems arising but not to even call to inform the host...that's bad! Have you had people RSVP and not turn up for an important function?
3 responses
@KrisNY (7591)
• United States
19 Jul 07
13 people- that is ridicolous! I can see a couple but 13- Nope if I RSVP a yes- I do my best to make it there- If something comes up (an emergency) I call prior to the party- and I still try to drop in- I find this extremely rude to RSVP and not show- I don't think it has happened to me ever in my daughters birthday parties- I'd be sure not to invite that person again!
• United States
20 Jul 07
I know. I was shocked too when she told me. And she was so gracious about it. I don't know if I will be as gracious as her about the whole thing.
@sugarfloss (2140)
• Malaysia
18 Jul 07
hey marriedtoamarine!I think it's rude if you RSVP and you don't turn up!Your friend shouldn't invite them anymore.She could save some the next time,tell her that.I've had people RSVP and not turn up a lot of times!And I get pissed and never talk to them anymore.It's just not my culture,I don't know about some people.
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• United States
18 Jul 07
Yeah, so very rude! It's hard too cos' these are our closest circle of friends that we see at least once a week.
@nicolec (2673)
• United States
18 Jul 07
One time I was having a bachlorette party for a friend. We were waiting on one girl who said she would be there. I kept delaying the party waiting on her. Finally I called her. She was home sick. Ok, I can understand she wasnt feeling well, but it would have been nice to get a phone call to let me know she wouldn't make it. I can't say I've ever had that many people cancel out but I know a lot of people have said that has happened at their weddings. So here they are paying all this money for food for people who don't show. Like I said, I understand things happen. But a phone call or email would be nice.
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• United States
18 Jul 07
I guess some people are just inconsiderate.