When I was growing up, there was a class taught to all little girls to make them sweet, prim, proper and all of those sugar-and-spice kind of things. Apparently, I didn't need it because I was never sent there, but I somehow managed to learn some manners somewhere along the way. And to this day, I am continually amazed by the lack of manners of some people.
Now I'm not saying I'm perfect. I am by no means perfect. But, I am very aware of some general rules when it comes to etiquette.
1) Someone gives you a gift, you give them a thank-you note.
2) Don't use your cell phone at dinner or in the middle of a wedding reception.
3) Don't say "shut up."
4) Do say "please" and "thank you."
5) And for the love of God, please RSVP.
And the purpose of this post....and for me standing atop my soap box at the moment....#5.
Ladies and gentlemen, when you are invited to a party, whether it is by me or Kenny G himself, please acknowledge the invitation. If you can make it, great; if not, say so. And if you don't want to come to my party, fine. Just tell me you don't want to come. That way, I will not make a dozen cupcakes and cookies in your honor.
I am done, and I will step down. But, if you remember NOTHING else from this blog, please remember that when an invitation says RSVP, it says it for a reason.