You're Invited!! And You Have No Idea Why!
Is it just me, or do you ever get Evites where you sit there stumped for 20 minutes thinking, "Do I know them??"
Last week I received one that invited me to "Heather & Suki's birthday" with this tempting offer: "it's our birthday. come get drunk."
Wow. Sounds like my kind of party. But - are we friends?
Today I got another one - along with 470 other invitees - to a Sagaponic clambake on the beach. I was confused.
The inviters' names looked familiar ("Mike and Chris and Ryan and Meg"), in the way that common names tend to. I felt like I SHOULD know them. But ... umm ... I didn't. Did they go to college with me? Were they random readers of my column? Guys I'd slept with? WHO WERE THIS PEOPLE AND WHY DO THEY WANT ME TO COME TO THEIR CLAMBAKE????
In the future, I think Evites should include photographs of the inviters and short bios so the innocent invitees won't have to waste their time typing names into Facebook and muttering, "I really hope I haven't had sex with this person so I don't have to buy a gift."
PS. What Bush would say on this subject: "Listen, I'm the Inviter. I Invite People. You're the Invitee. You Get Invited. He hehe he."
Well, it was funny in my head, okay?