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RSVPs for Meetup

From: Nancy H
Sent on: Monday, May 20, 2013 3:55 PM

We've had 9 fantastic meetups so far this season, and it is still early! Unfortunately,  18 people (one person twice) felt that it was OK to RSVP "yes" and then not show up.  We understand that sometimes something happens at the last minute and you are unable to get to a computer to change your RSVP to no.  In that case, an apology to the group who may have waited for you would be nice.  For those of you who do not understand why your failure to change your RSVP is inconsiderate, consider this.  In an attempt to be on time, may people arrive early, so they won't hold anyone up.  So, sometimes a group is ready to go earlier than the proposed launch time, but since the advertised time of the launch is such and such, we wait.  Then, one or more people never show up and we waited for nothing.  Or, consider that some people are on a waiting list and they really wanted to go, but someone took a spot and never showed up. To put it bluntly, it's rude.  Please understand that your behavior has consequences that affect others in ways you may not have considered.

This is also the reason that we leave the launch at the specified time.  There have been too many times when people did not show up and to wait for them (not even knowing if they are coming) is not fair to all the people who made the effort to be on time.


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