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From: Monica
Sent on: Thursday, June 21, 2012 10:38 AM
It always happens. There is always something that pops up at the last minute, and you have a change of plans. Who doesn't get that? Do you contact your friend and say you can't make it? Or do you just let it slide? What if you planned on going to book club and there was an emergency at work? Would you contact the organizer to let her know you aren't going to make it thinking perhaps she can shoot out an email to that new member who read the book and is still stuck on the waiting list? That works for me. We had a discussion about this last night, and although we all know that life happens and things don't always pan out as they should, we also realize the common courtesy of updating your RSVP to make room for others. It chaps my ass knowing that someone read the book and ended up sitting at home when they could have been having an intelligent conversation. The occasional schedule glitch is understandable, but repeat offenders, if they keep taking a spot and never showing up, will be removed from the invite list. The wait list is automatic. All you have to do is go to the meetup site and change your RSVP and the next person on the wait list gets an email saying they have been bumped up and can attend. It's that easy, and just the polite thing to do.

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