Tuesday, November 20, 2007

On Hosting a Party

The rules of party hosting have changed:

~Your guests are no longer grateful at being invited.

It’s your duty to invite them.

~They tell you that they are going to bring someone

Asking is for pussies.

~They are allowed to bring whomever they like, extended family who happen to be visiting, distant relatives, friends they haven’t seen in years, homeless of the street…and you as party host must look happy and delighted for the extra mouths to feed.

~Even though you give them three weeks notice, they reserve the right, to cancel a day before, or an hour before…. or better yet, they reserve the right to simply not show up.

Conclusion: The Big G is testing my extroverted personality….he’s sitting there mouthing at me……..see you really are a hermit….…..

11 comments:

soumynona said...

Yay! Im first. NEway - you are soooo right. The rules have changed. My last party (it was a bbq weekend party) I met some people for the first time. But I too flipped the game and asked for people to sign-up to help clean the house after the party. I still ended up doing most of the work (those rat-bastards)

bitsandgiggles said...

I hear you! Nat and I are in the middle of planning my 30th...and we're taking it to a restaurant. But now we have to consider what everyone considers "too expensive." UGH.

The OE said...

Instituting basic security protocols prevents unwanted guests

Adrian said...

lol this is why I have no desire to entertain.

lol @ the homeless off the street.

Grant Miller said...

I'm awaiting an evite.

Jdid said...

you are right about party invites. i discovered that back a few years when we invited this friend to a party and she showed up at our place with like 5 of her friends.

scratchie said...

Rules have changed. Too bad nobody told us about it.

The Comedy of Errors Called Me said...

ooh yeah. u got that one right.
hence, why i don't bother. between those that complain i live to far and the ones that act like they never want to go home, i've resigned to poppin a bottle of wine solo.....and now i don't have to worry about double dippers or cleaning up after them :)

Abeni said...

oh yeah..thats how it goes. I just say up front you only allowed to bring husband or significant other

Radmila said...

...oh, you are so very right.

I remember one BBQ we had where a family of 6 was brought by an invited guest (strangers to us) and started making culinary demands (we don't eat pork...is there more fish?) and then, while chatting with a group of people...I noticed the wife's sweater, and said: "Hey, I have a sweater just like that". It was mine. She had helped herself to it because she was cold.

Some people have more nerve than a toothache.

Radmila said...

...oh, you are so very right.

I remember one BBQ we had where a family of 6 was brought by an invited guest (strangers to us) and started making culinary demands (we don't eat pork...is there more fish?) and then, while chatting with a group of people...I noticed the wife's sweater, and said: "Hey, I have a sweater just like that". It was mine. She had helped herself to it because she was cold.

Some people have more nerve than a toothache.