Part seven in my seven part series: “Things I’ve Learned About Hosting a Holiday Get Together”.
People stopped responding to paper invitations ages ago. They also don’t read emails, evites, text messages, or actively listen when you talk to them in person or on the phone. If, for some totally incomprehensible reason, you decide you want to host guests in your home, then you are practically forced to stalk them outside their homes, tranq ‘em, tag ‘em, and drag ‘em in yourself.
Setting a specific RSVP date does not matter. See Guests.
The only bit I can offer is this: If someone sees fit to invite you to something, for the sake of all that is holy RSVP you bastard! It doesn’t matter yes or no, just do it! And then follow up your answer!
If you say no don’t go!
If you say yes then make every effort and actually go!
Bring back common social courtesy!
Be the change you want to see in people!
Don’t be an ass and certainly don’t ask if you can bring strangers that the party host does not know!