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Old 09-12-2008, 12:40 PM   #31
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Karen, it was a great email!

Tell us if she replies, okay?

I know someone like your friend. She would say, "I see that you said you needed to know an exact number of guests, so can you add four more? I'd like to bring the same four people I brought last time". Seriously.

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Old 09-12-2008, 01:08 PM   #32
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Hi, Karen. I agree with all of the above - you did the right thing, politely, and where's my invitation?
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Old 09-12-2008, 01:13 PM   #33
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... I know someone like your friend. She would say, "I see that you said you needed to know an exact number of guests, so can you add four more? I'd like to bring the same four people I brought last time". Seriously.

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Karen, understand your frustration. Think we've all been there, to some degree & all feel your pain.

Puts me in mind of that Mary Tyler Moore episode. Mary is having a special dinner party. Sue Ann Nivens is making her Veal Orloff for 6 guests. Rhoda shows up with an uninvited guest (Henry Winkler), & Mary seats them at a separate table. Then, Lou Grant helps himself to HALF the veal orloff... & Mary whispers, "Mr. Grant, you've taken half, we only have enough for six." Lou puts half back. Again, just let it go, and have a fab party.
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Old 09-12-2008, 01:21 PM   #34
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If it were my wife she would be very blunt and tell that guest that her friends are not included on the guest list and will not be included.
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Old 09-12-2008, 02:07 PM   #35
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Oh, you guys are just the best!!! I cannot imagine a better dinner party than one with all of YOU as guests...if it could only be so! Wouldn't we have a great time? Thanks so much for taking the time to give me some valuable and reassuring words. I'll let you know what happens.....now, I have to start roasting poblanos......
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Old 09-12-2008, 02:16 PM   #36
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I ahve friends like that, they always bring their parents with them. I hate that. I've stop inviting them and if I do I tell them straight out not to bring anybody. So, comapare to me you were Very, and I mean Very nice. If somebody gets offended let them not to come. That's just my 2 cents.
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Old 09-12-2008, 06:55 PM   #37
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i wouldn't be offended by your letter. she imposed on you.
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Old 09-12-2008, 11:14 PM   #38
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I have now had an email response from the offender, who assures me that she and her partner will show up alone - just the two of them. And it was quite friendly, I think. (sigh of relief)
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Old 09-12-2008, 11:59 PM   #39
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You did good, Girl!
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Old 09-13-2008, 12:05 AM   #40
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I just saw this. I agree with everyone else. I hope your party goes well. Let us know!

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