Recently my friend Michaela asked me to write a guest post for her blog http://www.fivefrogsblog.com.au/ and I was wracking my brain as to what to write, I had a few ideas and one of them was about RSVPing to events, but I thought I would save it for my blog because I knew I could go proper ranty pants on it. Because seriously, WHAT THE FUCK IS WITH NOT RSVPING TO EVENTS? We held a party this year for our son's 8th birthday, because apparently we are sometimes decent enough parents to want our children to enjoy and have fun on their birthdays.Now we outsourced this party, because we learnt our lesson from the last party that we had at home, that large groups of children in one house are equivalent to a pack of wild animals, I would not have been surprised to have found a fucking zebra carcass under the bed. So invitations were sent to school, handed over to family friends that we really like and a photo taken of one because posting letters is a pain in the arse. And then of course the waiting game starts, I always put my mobile number and hope that people will text their RSVP to me because I do not want to have to talk to people on the phone.
Slowly responses come in, one kid can't come as they play basketball, that's fine no biggie, everyone else slowly responds except 1 kid. RSVP deadline comes, still no word on whether he is coming or not. Now when you outsource a party you have to say how many kids are coming when you confirm numbers, but I still had no idea, I didn't have his mum's number so I could text her about it, so messages were sent to school to ask whether he was coming or not, all we got back from the kid was "I hope my mum can find it", WHAT THE FUCKING FUCK DOES THAT MEAN KID? WHAT??? So all I could do was assume that he was coming, because that kind of sounds like he might be coming right?
So party day arrives, everyone is excited and to the bowling alley we go. Kids start trickling in, presents are handed over and our party host is handling everything, which of course I LOVE because handling stuff sucks. It gets past party start time and 2 kids are missing, one of them is "I hope my mum can find it kid", thinking maybe his mum can't find it and maybe he's just running late. The other missing kid arrives, HIS mum couldn't find it, she didn't know it was INSIDE the shops, perhaps she could have looked this up before leaving home, AS MOST PEOPLE DO WHEN THEY AREN'T SURE OF PLACES.
Anyway it gets way past the party start time and it's evident that "I hope my mum can find it" kid is not coming, WELL FUCK ME COULD YOU BE ANY FUCKING RUDER?? I HAVE PAID FOR YOUR FUCKING KID TO COME TO MY FUCKING KID'S PARTY BECAUSE THE MINIMUM NUMBER IS 8 AND THIS IS TOTALLY FUCKING THINGS UP AND I HAVE TO LOOK LIKE A DICK AND PROMOTE ONE OF MY KID'S THAT WASN'T INCLUDED IN THE PARTY BECAUSE IT IS A BIG KIDS PARTY BUT IT IS LUCKY THAT EVERYONE THAT WORKS AT THE BOWLING IS LOVELY BUT I STILL WANT TO KICK YOUR RUDE FUCKING FACE.
But seriously you guys, is it THAT hard to RSVP to an event? If you can't come it's ok, I won't be so upset and offended that I'll leap off the nearest building. If you don't want to come that's ok too, just make some shit up so you don't have to be a bitch about it, I'll never know unless you tell me, especially if I don't know you and cannot see on any form of social media that you were bulling. IT'S OK TO NOT GO TO AN EVENT BUT FUCKING SAY YOU AREN'T COMING.
I don't care if it's a relaxed occasion with friends, that's no biggie, but you know, for parties and stuff that need to be catered for or kids parties that need a minimum of kids and you have to pay and confirm numbers it's necessary to RSVP, NECESSARY YOU GUYS.
So in conclusion don't be a jerk, RSVP.