Monday, July 22, 2013

R.S.V.P. - Find Out What It Means To Me

Hey kiddies!

Wow, i think this is the longest I've gone without posting in ages... maybe ever.

I know you missed me, you missed me.... now the law of the land dictates that you now have to kiss me.

Anyway, i wish i could say that i have not been posting because i was out somewhere in the Middle East wearing my whip and fedora while discovering the Ark of the Covenant or something, but alas, the truth is not so exciting.

No, the TRUTH is, i just love Summer. I fucking LOVE it. I wait all year for these 3 months to come around, and when they do, i busy myself with so much Summer parties, frolicking, and general fun, that i really haven't had time to post.

Which brings me to a "Dear Abbey"-style question i wanted to run by you all.

About 2 months ago, I got asked to a party that was scheduled for this past Saturday. The people in question throwing the party are kinda pains in the asses, and i really didn't want to waste one of my valuable summer Saturdays hanging with them, but i knew that if i DIDN'T go to this particular party that I'd never hear the end of it, so i R.S.V.P'ed that i would attend.

For the past 2 months, all i kept hearing from these people was "You'd better not miss our party!".

This past Friday (the day before the party), i get a text from this couple saying simply "Party for tomorrow rescheduled due to weather. Party is now Sunday! Be there!"

What the FUCK?

I already had plans for Sunday, so i politely texted back that due to the change in dates, we weren't going to be able to make it.

Within minutes I got a text back:

"No, you HAVE to make it! Can't you cancel or reschedule your other event?"

That, my friends, is pretty fucking ballsy if you ask me.

When i texted back saying that i couldn't reschedule the other event, I received back:

"Well, we DID have SUNDAY listed as the rain date"

So, my question for all you fine folks is this:

When you R.S.V.P. to go to an event where they list a rain date, are you ALSO R.S.V.P.-ing to the rain date as well? Because that's the load of crap that these people were trying to sling my way this past weekend.

Because, I'm calling bullshit on that noise. If i can make your rain date, i will, but i am not blocking out my entire weekend two months in advance for your shitty party AND your potential shitty party rain date.

Do you realize how popular i am? The only way I'm committing to giving you a full weekend of my Summer time is if YOU are committing to getting me a whip-cream orgy at the Playboy mansion.


Just Keepin It Real, Folks! said...

Miss Manners would say you are absolutely right. You commit yourself to the party, not the rain date. AND, if you dedicate yourself to the entire weekend for their shitty party, I do hope they arrange for you to meet Heff and some of his HOTTEST babes, including an endless supply of whipped cream. I doubt there will be any cherries left though.

MarkD60 said...

Just tell them you really want to come, so you'll be late, after your other commitment. Then call them at 3AM, when the party is over, and say you're on your way.

Verdant Earl said...

Did it even rain this Saturday? The weekend is all a blur. Oh and eff rsvp-ing to a rain date. Shit happens.

Slyde said...

keeping: yeah, i would have to agree that the cherries might be in short supply at the mansion....

mark: that would be dishonest, though.... im a boy scout..

Slyde said...

earl: yeah, thats what confused me too. the forcast said 'possible showers' only.

the only thing i can think of is that since it was an outdoor party, they thought saturday would be too hot.

AlleyCat Runs said...

LOL @ MarkD60.

Rain date. WTF? No way do you have to commit too that!!!

I wouldn't go now on the principal that they've asked you to cancel or reschedule your other "event"!!!

Chris H said...

Don't go.
No one should EXPECT you to block out an entire weekend for a party.

And the fact that you don't even WANT to go in the first place should stop you going ffs!

Yvonne said...

WTF? Rain date my big booty! Don'g go. I've always been taught that you RSVP for the event invited to, none of this "rain date" jazz. Tell them to show you case law on it or something. ha!

Possum said...

Never heard of such crap...I think you ducked a bullet

Unknown said...

Shit like this is why I hate people.

SweetBlueZ51 said...

You should be thanking your lucky stars; You just got out of that party that you didn't want to go to anyway. You shouldn't have asked for them to reschedule as it's their fault for not going ahead with the party inside or whatnot. You're totally justified to simply not go if the date has been suddenly changed. You had plans on Sunday and can't go and they have to respect that.