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What Not To Party: Don't Come Too Late

What Not To Party: Don't Come Too Late

It may seem a little ironic: first I told you not to show up early to an event and now I'm highlighting the importance of not showing up too late to a party.

This rule should be remembered and practiced for dinner parties especially. Your hostess has taken the time to create a meal and has specified it will begin at a certain time, so be there and ready to eat at that time. A dried out roast chicken and cold pasta are what you have to look forward to when arriving late to a party, and you are not only taking advantage of your hostess, but you are disrespecting your fellow guests. If you are running late - for whatever reason - you owe the hostess a courtesy call to let her know you will be there after the party's start time. Showing up more than a half an hour late for a dinner party, and an hour late for a cocktail party without a quick phone call is unacceptable. If you come to a party late without calling, trusting that the hostess is exceptional, do not expect to be invited to more of her parties in the future.

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PooLovesBoo PooLovesBoo 8 years
Amen to that! The worst is when there is a no show. Some people can be so inconsiderate!
onesong onesong 8 years
agreed! :-D
saffy1227 saffy1227 8 years
It is hard to start a party or dinner with someone late. You try really hard to buy time for your late guest, while thinking what happened. Very awkward.
pinupsweetheart pinupsweetheart 8 years
My friends ALWAY show up to an event late. ALWAYS. I bugs me to no end because I am usually sitting there alone for quite some time. Once I waited an hour and 45 minutes for my friends to show up to a birthday dinner at a popular and busy resturant. The person who even set the time was even late!
TidalWave23 TidalWave23 8 years
I can't stand when people show up late...is shows a lack of respect for the host/hostess. I also get aggrevated when people make a short appearance and then just bolt without really saying/doing anything... Umm "thanks for gracing us with your brief presence"...yuck.
calibabi calibabi 8 years
i think maybe this also goes for the hostess as well...my aunt will invite us to dinner at a certain time, but we don't end up eating for another hour and we are all STARVING by then. but i do agree that people shouldn't show up late...people have done that to me and it drives me crazy.
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