Just got back from Bunko, only we didn't play Bunko, we played LCR. Fun for the whole family, you should try it! Bunko, LCR or whatever, it's a once a month Girl's Night Out and we've been playing for 11 years, now. Well, we haven't actually been playing for 11 years, we go home in between because it's not possible to stay awake for 11 years, much less play the same game for 11 years. That'd get kind of boring and you family might not like it if you were gone that long. Much food and drink is consumed and I am going to have the biggest appetizer hangover tomorrow.
Anyway, each month, Bunko is hosted by a different person. You have to decide what to serve, shop for prizes, set up tables, find the dice and, most importantly, you have to CLEAN YOUR HOUSE. Yes, you have to make your house look effortlessly clean, as if you live like that all the time even though the people who know you best know that it's not true. Yet, they help you perpetuate the charade for the benefit of the people you don't know as well. That's what friends do, they feed you delusions of cleanliness and orderliness until you, too, start to believe you live like that. Then, after everyone leaves, your "clean house" mellow is harshed when you are left alone to survey the appetizer aftermath.
My point (well, kind of) is thus, events, even if they are small and casual, are a lot of work for the host. It is only right that you RSVP to them. RSVP means let them know either way if you are coming and it seems to be a lost art. Apparently, for some people, it's hard to make a committment to an invitation, they seem to be worried that something better might come along. Your grandmother taught you better than that, she would be very unhappy with you. It's common courtesy to repsond to an invite, and, besides, people like me need to know how many people will be snooping around the house, it determines where I hide the junk before you come.
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