Melba's Jammin' wrote: >>Uh oh... you mean, like one of those "free" dinners where people try to >>sell you something or get you to volunteer? Perhaps they didn't come >>because they felt it wasn't *really* a social brunch? Just *my* guess... >>? > > > See, now, Goomba, I kind of had that thought, too. Regardless, if they > said they'd be there (and some did) then the only thing keeping them > away should be a hospital bed with them in it. In the freakin' > Emergency Room! and I can't believe that some people can't say "no" . > Gutless wonders. Oh I agree. If they said they'd be there, BE THERE. If they said "We'll try" or "We'll seeeeeeeeeee" and they knew it was just a sales pitch type event, they probably kinda blew it off thinking no one would notice they're missing? Not necessarily nice, yet not quite as bad as ditching out of a "social only" party, IMO. People dislike sales/volunteer events given under the guise of a social event, bottom line. Talk to any Tupperware/Amway/Pampered Chef hostess who ever tried to call these functions "parties" and you'll probably hear how common it is to be stood up.