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02-02-2012 06:41 PM
heartsbeating
Re: RSVP - The Frustration of "Maybe"

Ha! Well, coming from someone raised by Mrs Manners, this has eased my mind about it
02-02-2012 06:35 PM
sigma1299
Re: RSVP - The Frustration of "Maybe"

Quote:
Originally Posted by heartsbeating View Post
I feel guilty now.

I was invited to a friend's birthday in a month's time. I selected maybe. I also wrote her that we're waiting to confirm if family are flying in that weekend - but otherwise we'll definitely be there. I chose maybe because I didn't want her to think I'd ignored her invite.
Nothing wrong with that as you explained the reason for not being able to give a definite answer and it's a valid reason.

My mother is a stickler for etiquette. I grew up with Mrs. Manners and Emily Post. I can set a table like its nobody's business.
02-02-2012 06:12 PM
heartsbeating
Re: RSVP - The Frustration of "Maybe"

I feel guilty now.

I was invited to a friend's birthday in a month's time. I selected maybe. I also wrote her that we're waiting to confirm if family are flying in that weekend - but otherwise we'll definitely be there. I chose maybe because I didn't want her to think I'd ignored her invite.
02-02-2012 03:27 PM
sigma1299
Re: RSVP - The Frustration of "Maybe"

Maybe is not an answer to an RSVP. The idea that it is just shows how degraded the concept of basic etiquette has become. If you're answer is maybe - don't answer until you know, when the deadline arrives pick one.
02-02-2012 02:30 PM
Mistys dad
Re: RSVP - The Frustration of "Maybe"

It means they are waiting for a better offer, but keeping the option open.

Next time phrase the invite as looking for a "firm" RSVP.

Then, maybe equals "no" and that person can sit at home alone if their other offer didn't come through.
02-02-2012 01:28 PM
Jellybeans
Re: RSVP - The Frustration of "Maybe"

I totally agree that is what it means. LOL.
02-02-2012 01:27 PM
Almostrecovered
Re: RSVP - The Frustration of "Maybe"

maybe means they are saying no but are afraid to tell you
02-02-2012 01:12 PM
Jellybeans
RSVP - The Frustration of "Maybe"

When it comes to RSVPing, especially now with the digital/technologically-advanced world we live in...

There are three options generally:

Yes. No. And Maybe.

"Maybe" is so annoying. Maybe comes across as if you're nto really sure you're going to commit to going or not.

Recently I read something about the "dreaded maybe"--how it's the most horrible way to respond to an RSVP and it got me thinking, Yeah! It kind of is.

Thoughts?

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