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Say you were invited to a bridal shower. Leave aside the fact that a bridal shower is not your idea of how best to spend your precious little free time. The bride-to-be for said shower is cousin of Capeman. I don't remember what she looks like. Capeman thinks he remembers which of 3 sister she is. Maybe.
The RSVP date has come and gone. This occurred sometime between when I was working and when I was working. This a "round the clock" themed shower. My time is 11pm. Usually at 11pm I'm sound asleep. Unless I'm working. See a pattern here with the "working" thing?
a) Do I call in a late regret so they know I'm not coming?
b) I'm still obligated to send a gift, yes? Even if I barely know who this is?
c) What on earth do I do for 11pm?
d) Who's house does this go to - the showeree or the host?
e) A prescription for sleeping pills would be inappropriate?
f) Should I not have any lingering suspicions as to whether they've hit up the doctor so the doctor will send a nice present? Surely their intentions were just to include me?

Argh. I'm so shower inept. Except for the hygiene kind of shower. That one I manage most of the time just fine.


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Apr. 28th, 2006 05:30 am (UTC)
You're never *obligated* to send a gift to everything anyone invites you to, of course. Otherwise I'd be inviting Steve Jobs to everything.

On the other hand, it's probably sensible to send some gift just to preclude some stupid family feud ridiculousness.

But an 11pm theme gift? That's bizarre. I guess it's good you didn't get 3am.

Hey, I know, the Daily Show book. I think it's typically on around 11pm.
Apr. 28th, 2006 01:21 pm (UTC)
Ok mostly successful hygienic showers. I think you and I are the only ones to have fallen prey to that hair rinsing field. Of course we were the only ones to witness the holy spirit coming through the vents of the Puick.
Apr. 28th, 2006 01:23 pm (UTC)
But isn't it kind of strange to be invited to a shower when you don't even know the bridezilla? Also, Capeman, the actual relative, was not invited. It's a girlie shower.
Apr. 28th, 2006 04:28 pm (UTC)
Strange, sure, but 90% of social conventions seem strange to me.
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May. 1st, 2006 05:38 am (UTC)

For 11 PM, I'd send an RSVP that you regret you can't come, and send a gift of...

Lingerie and condoms.

Perhaps that's just me. But you won't be there to see the reaction, anyway, so I'd say do it.

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