Do You Say Yes to an Event When It Is a No?

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    Jun 13, 2015 11:41 PM GMT
    NYT: Saying you will attend an event even though you know you won’t is the culmination of glibness in the age of digital devices and social media.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/14/style/the-aspirational-rsvp-saying-yes-when-you-mean-no.html
  • Whipmagic

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    Jun 15, 2015 1:39 AM GMT
    I don't. I make a point of honoring my commitments. That doesn't mean that I never have to cancel on short notice, but when that happens, I always let the host know as soon as I know.

    When I host a party that involves catering, or food that I prepare, I explicitly state in the invitation to RSVP by a certain date because I need a headcount. And then I usually assume a ten percent melt, that seems to cover it quite accurately.
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    Jun 15, 2015 5:00 AM GMT
    woodsmen saidDo You Say Yes to an Event When It Is a No?
    Of course! Why would anyone actually be ballsy enough to turn down a boring event when it's so boring that a "yes" followed by a "no-show" expresses the disinterest even better than a "no?" icon_twisted.gif
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    Jun 16, 2015 4:44 AM GMT
    I know some people that always answer yes & never ever have shown up to 1 event...then come up with a stupid excuse. It drives me nuts.

    If someone plans an event they want a yes or no to determine reservations & to plan accordingly...