Monday, June 23, 2008

It's called good manners

There are some common etiquette mistakes guests make. Here's one that seemed very appropriate to me.

Etiquette Violation #7: Failure to appreciate that the host and hostess have spent time, money and effort on your behalf. Though the host may try to dismiss it as "I was cooking anyway," the clever guest knows that this is not all true. Hostesses plan for the individual needs of their guests. They plan for the number of guests and types of guests and carefully match personalities. Even if they enjoy entertaining (which I do), that doesn't make it effortless.
This means that last-minute cancellations should only be done in the case of the aforementioned medical emergency, with a few other exceptions. But certainly not in the case of another invitation, laundry to do, work to finish or when "something came up".

Here's the link if you'd like to find out if you are guilty of the other seven common mistakes.

I'm thinking I will NOT be planing any parties in the near future.

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