Monday, December 05, 2005

R.S.V.P.= Respond, Motherf*ckers!!

Irritation has set in.

I sent out 20 invitations for Sebastian's birthday party a week ago, and so far 7 people have bothered to call and RSVP, with only one that can't attend so far.

I understand that it's a busy time of the year, but these people should have been raised by my mother who taught me what RSVP meant before I was like, two years old, because I am actually wondering if people even know what RSVP even means anymore.

So here I am. My guest list was due Saturday. The party is now FIVE days away, and I don't know what size of a cake to have Phil's mom get. I don't know how many goody bags to finish. Sebastian is getting worried that not many will be attending his very first birthday bash, and maybe that's the most irritating factor of all, to have a kid who is finally brave enough to have a party and no one calls.

I have 13 people who haven't called, and it leaves me wondering what this means. Are they just too busy to pick up the phone? Have they forgotten? Am I supposed to assume that if they don't call, they won't attend? Or is it the other way around...does no phone call mean to expect them?

And the irony is, they haven't bothered to call, and I'm wondering if THEY would consider ME rude if I were to pick up the phone and call them. I'm really going to be left with no choice, because I'm not Miss Cleo, I don't have a crystal ball, and I have a lot to do still that I need a semi-accurate head count to accomplish.

On top of that, I have to write a script to follow for when I call these people, just so I don't get off track and get rude, snippy or bitchy with them.

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