Re: A Real DOOZIE!
posted at 9/20/2010 7:41 PM EDT
In Response to Re: A Real DOOZIE!
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: A Real DOOZIE! : I can't really say much more and still remain anonymous but you're wrong about who/what you think I am. School - check. Job - you'd be surprised at the type of position I hold, responsibilities I have, and $$$ I'm responsible for, but you'll have to take that at face value. Do it or don't, I don't care. Organizational etiquette for school, business, actual authority is one thing - they really mean something. What I absolutely can't stand is all of the made up social etiquette that comes up with things like weddings. So after I'm all burnt out from doing what I really do, attempting to stomach the made up stuff is just too much to handle. Should I dump all over someone for being happy? No, you're right I shouldn't. But how much of this board is made up nonsense? People doing stuff because it's crammed down their throats that they need to do it. That's where I come in and add my dark grumpy wet blanket type of opinion.
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I'm afraid I don't understand how you're deciding what etiquette "really means something" and what doesn't.
Someone gives you a wedding gift, you write a thank you note. Someone gives you an interview, you write a thank you note.
You're having an event to promote your company, you invite your colleagues and customers in a formal way. You have a wedding, you invite your friends and family in a formal way. And if you have guests, you do your best to feed and entertain them. You make them comfortable to the best of your ability and budget.
You dress appropriately for a wedding, you dress appropriately for the office.
Most of wedding etiquette is pretty logical and very similar once you compare it to what one would do if hosting a corporate or other professional event. So I really don't see what the "made-up" part is.
I'm just sensing that you really don't like your friends and family, so you resent being put into situations where you have to act like you do like them. I'm sorry for that, but that doesn't mean that no one else should throw a wedding because you didn't have a good time at the ones you've been to.