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When Guests (and Food) Go Missing

Invitees who fail to show, plus bad wedding manners and hair-combing at the bar.

Miss Conduct
(Illustration / Nathalie Dion) Illustration / Nathalie Dion
October 21, 2007

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At the parties I've hosted recently, a handful of people, despite telling me they'll attend, just don't show up. Sometimes the would-be guests had generously offered to bring a dish, and I'm left improvising. It seems reasonable to me that you should let the host know, even if it's last minute, if you can't attend. Is a quick call, voice ... (Full article: 957 words)

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