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Old 09-12-2008, 12:07 AM   #11
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Friends are a real blessing, but sometimes a mixed one. Poor hubby was trying to take a siesta today, and people kept stopping by to see us...I told him, "just be grateful we have so many friends." Well, maybe we'll have fewer friends after this email!!!!
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Old 09-12-2008, 12:57 AM   #12
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Friends are a real blessing, but sometimes a mixed one. Poor hubby was trying to take a siesta today, and people kept stopping by to see us...I told him, "just be grateful we have so many friends." Well, maybe we'll have fewer friends after this email!!!!
No you won't those at the last party who saw and are aware of what went on, will thank you for thinking about them..Those offended are the ones embarrassed by their own behavior...If it were me I"d give you a big hug for being so thoughtful.
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Old 09-12-2008, 01:06 AM   #13
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If it were me I"d give you a big hug for being so thoughtful.
Oh thanks,kades - virtual hug gratefully accepted!
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Old 09-12-2008, 01:24 AM   #14
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Friends are a real blessing, but sometimes a mixed one. Poor hubby was trying to take a siesta today, and people kept stopping by to see us...I told him, "just be grateful we have so many friends." Well, maybe we'll have fewer friends after this email!!!!
I doubt that greatly! You said it just right. It's your friend who brought ANY extra guests without asking ahead who was rude.

sounds like you have a great evening planned.
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Old 09-12-2008, 02:50 AM   #15
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I agree with everyone here, Karen. Your e-mail was gracious but still addressed the issue. I suspect that you are an exceptional hostess who always seems to take everything in stride and makes it appear effortless! That's probably why your friend thoughtlessly brought the extra people. I think your message was a gentle way to remind your friend that you plan carefully for each of your guests' comfort and enjoyment and unexpected ones can play havoc with that. I'm sure she will be more considerate in the future. (On the bright side - only wonderful events get crashed!)
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Old 09-12-2008, 04:34 AM   #16
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If you lost a friend over that email they wouldnt be a very good friend, the request you sent out was fair I think
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absolutely appropriate. You stated a rational reason, you stated it plesantly. Yuo did not close the door on extras in the future.

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Old 09-12-2008, 05:51 AM   #18
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[quote=MexicoKaren;682663]Friends are a real blessing, but sometimes a mixed one. Poor hubby was trying to take a siesta today, and people kept stopping by to see us...I told him, "just be grateful we have so many friends." Well, maybe we'll have fewer friends after this email!!!![/quote]


If you do, they are not REAL friends to begin with. You were much more tackful then I would have been. I would have said something that night. If not, my attitude would tell all.
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Old 09-12-2008, 06:10 AM   #19
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Nothing wrong with that mail. I just can't believe that your friend arrived with 4 extra people! You were much nicer about it than I would have been.
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Old 09-12-2008, 06:26 AM   #20
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Looks perfect to me.
I feel your friend who brought their frends last time might be a little rude. They should have asked you first IMO.

Now..... where's my invite
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