You know the old "Were you raised in a barn?!" schtick? It took all my self control not to pull it out on someone today.
I got to work and found the following email waiting for me:
"I believe I've neglected "RSVP"ing regarding the luncheon. Forgive my tardiness. Please include me in your list of attendees."
So, basically what you're saying is that you didn't RSVP, which you only realize now, on the day of the event. Sorry, you say, but don't worry, BECAUSE I'M COMING ANYWAY. No "is it too late to be included?" No "would it upset your arrangements very much if I still came?" Nope. Just "hey, I'm sticking it to you, because I have no manners!"
Do people not understand the point of an RSVP? Do they think the food magically just appears?
It just...it just makes me so mad. So, so mad. If you've passed the RSVP date, your only option is to come begging, cap in hand. I wanted to email back and say, "Oh, I'm sorry, we didn't receive your RSVP, so we planned on you not coming. Please be sure to join us next year." But no, I can't, because the whole point of the luncheon is maintaining working relationships.
Okay, so maybe I'm taking things a little too personally. I've been a bit of a basketcase this week, for reasons unknown. Still. These are high-ranking, respected individuals in the community, and they can't be bothered to shoot me an email in the MONTH since I sent out the invitations? Poor form.