What are people thinking sometimes?
My friends are planning my baby shower, and I've been getting all of the addresses together. This requires careful navigation of everyone's feelings, because if I miss someone, it will cause hurt feelings or anger that could linger for months, if not years. I'm trying to make sure I remember everyone, but I'm sure there's someone I've overlooked.
And even though I'm not planning the shower, people feel compelled to ask me all of the questions about it, instead of calling the phone number that is so conveniently on their invitation.
What is it about these kind of things that causes everyone to take everything personally? Is it just the fact that so many women are involved?
So the funniest one was someone who claims their invitation says to RSVP by August 8th. Now, the invitations were sent on August 22nd. It is obviously a typo. However, this person asked (very politely and in a concerned voice) if it was still okay for them to come?
Well, gee, unless you have some access to the time-space continuum that the rest of us lack, YESOFCOURSEIT'SOKAY!!!!!
The frustrating thing is the myriad of assumptions that may or may not have been made. Instead of just saying, "oh, this must be a mistake," they may be thinking:
- I was an afterthought, and got my invitation after everyone else.
- These people are so rude to expect that I would RSVP before I got the invitation.
- I think I'll call Sami and make a big deal about this instead of just ignoring it.
I must add that I am very VERY thankful for everyone who is planning this, and who is coming. What a blessing to have all of these people care so much, and buy so many great things for the baby.
I just wish certain people could use a little more common sense.
UPDATE: Feeble Knees just posted about her baby shower
, which was a surprise party. Now I'm starting to think that wouldn't have been such a bad idea. I know, I know, I INSISTED on mine not being one. Also? I really like this