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2014-01-19 04:27:34 PM
Hot Fark Flash: daughter born during the Andrew Johnson Administration.
 
433 [TotalFark]
2014-01-19 04:36:10 PM
(the bit about the cleavage is the second question, toward the bottom of the page)
 
2014-01-19 04:45:45 PM

433: (the bit about the cleavage is the second question, toward the bottom of the page)


The first question is a lot more interesting.
 
2014-01-19 04:54:04 PM

Lord Jubjub: 433: (the bit about the cleavage is the second question, toward the bottom of the page)

The first question is a lot more interesting.


Yeah, it sounds like Coontzilla didn't get to feel as superior and exclusionary as she wanted to at her wedding, so now she's ready for a second go 5 years later.
 
2014-01-19 04:58:58 PM

Lord Jubjub: 433: (the bit about the cleavage is the second question, toward the bottom of the page)

The first question is a lot more interesting.


Think that's one of those YMMV things.

Proper RSVP etiquette and strategy for keeping loud drunks away from your party is all very interesting but overly exposed cleavage even 40 year old cleavage I believe trumps it.

I would really actually have to see the overly exposed cleavage in question to make a final determination of course, I'm just speaking generally.
 
2014-01-19 05:03:18 PM

quatchi: Lord Jubjub: 433: (the bit about the cleavage is the second question, toward the bottom of the page)

The first question is a lot more interesting.

Think that's one of those YMMV things.

Proper RSVP etiquette and strategy for keeping loud drunks away from your party is all very interesting but overly exposed cleavage even 40 year old cleavage I believe trumps it.

I would really actually have to see the overly exposed cleavage in question to make a final determination of course, I'm just speaking generally.


What 40-something year old cleavage might look like:

cdn.glamcheck.com
 
2014-01-19 05:05:32 PM
Am I to assume she would frown upon sticking one's dick in the mashed potatoes?
 
2014-01-19 05:28:04 PM
Who the hell invites people to their own wedding anniversary?

How narcissistic do you have to be?
 
2014-01-19 05:45:39 PM

TuteTibiImperes: What 40-something year old cleavage might look like:


Ack. Those haven't aged well. They also look to weigh about 40 pounds. Each.
 
2014-01-19 06:11:48 PM

doglover: Who the hell invites people to their own wedding anniversary?

How narcissistic do you have to be?


Some people like to throw parties. Last year I threw a party to celebrate 8 years since I had my braces removed. Served corn on the cob, toffee and bubblegum and we all sat around flossing.

/not really
 
2014-01-19 06:24:08 PM

NewportBarGuy: Am I to assume she would frown upon sticking one's dick in the mashed potatoes?


Only if the invitation makes it clear it's going to be that kind of party.
 
2014-01-19 07:03:25 PM

miss diminutive: doglover: Who the hell invites people to their own wedding anniversary?

How narcissistic do you have to be?

Some people like to throw parties. Last year I threw a party to celebrate 8 years since I had my braces removed. Served corn on the cob, toffee and bubblegum and we all sat around flossing.

/not really


Yeah, but while parties are fun I wouldn't want to go someone's five year wedding aniversary. That's just skin crawlingly self absorbed.
 
2014-01-19 07:10:46 PM

NewportBarGuy: Am I to assume she would frown upon sticking one's dick in the mashed potatoes?


No, I wouldn't say that's a safe assumption.
 
2014-01-19 07:16:59 PM
That's one jealous mother. Let your daughter enjoy the last decade of her (boob) life.
 
2014-01-19 07:17:45 PM
I love the sun damaged, freckled cleavage of a 40-something who dresses inappropriately for her age, trying to recapture her youth.
 
2014-01-19 07:18:20 PM
The first question sounds like it comes from an uber coont. Oh no, somebody showed up with a date who I didn't personally OK. What a vapid coont.
 
2014-01-19 07:18:53 PM
I threw up at a party once. Got a hummer afterwards. Then it was her turn. I repented.
 
2014-01-19 07:20:12 PM

Notabunny: NewportBarGuy: Am I to assume she would frown upon sticking one's dick in the mashed potatoes?

No, I wouldn't say that's a safe assumption.


What if I just teabag the gravy?
 
2014-01-19 07:20:27 PM
img.fark.net
way way  way way  way way  way way  way way  way way way way too old.
 
2014-01-19 07:21:01 PM
PicturewithoutFlashandPicturewithFlash.jpg
 
2014-01-19 07:21:03 PM

TuteTibiImperes: quatchi: Lord Jubjub: 433: (the bit about the cleavage is the second question, toward the bottom of the page)

The first question is a lot more interesting.

Think that's one of those YMMV things.

Proper RSVP etiquette and strategy for keeping loud drunks away from your party is all very interesting but overly exposed cleavage even 40 year old cleavage I believe trumps it.

I would really actually have to see the overly exposed cleavage in question to make a final determination of course, I'm just speaking generally.

What 40-something year old cleavage might look like:

[cdn.glamcheck.com image 580x768]


What the fark happened to its face?
 
2014-01-19 07:23:38 PM

quatchi: TuteTibiImperes: What 40-something year old cleavage might look like:

Ack. Those haven't aged well. They also look to weigh about 40 pounds. Each.


And that's just the jowls!
 
2014-01-19 07:25:21 PM
I don't understand what the problem is, I mean she's 40+ I could care less if she sent me BIE... I mean I think I might actually like it, a lot

/EIP
 
2014-01-19 07:25:53 PM

TuteTibiImperes: quatchi: Lord Jubjub: 433: (the bit about the cleavage is the second question, toward the bottom of the page)

The first question is a lot more interesting.

Think that's one of those YMMV things.

Proper RSVP etiquette and strategy for keeping loud drunks away from your party is all very interesting but overly exposed cleavage even 40 year old cleavage I believe trumps it.

I would really actually have to see the overly exposed cleavage in question to make a final determination of course, I'm just speaking generally.

What 40-something year old cleavage might look like:

[cdn.glamcheck.com image 580x768]


Is it still cleavage if they aren't quite touching?
 
2014-01-19 07:27:21 PM

miss diminutive: doglover: Who the hell invites people to their own wedding anniversary?

How narcissistic do you have to be?

Some people like to throw parties. Last year I threw a party to celebrate 8 years since I had my braces removed. Served corn on the cob, toffee and bubblegum and we all sat around flossing.

/not really


Pity.  That sounded like it might have been a fun party.
 
2014-01-19 07:29:01 PM

UsikFark: TuteTibiImperes: quatchi: Lord Jubjub: 433: (the bit about the cleavage is the second question, toward the bottom of the page)

The first question is a lot more interesting.

Think that's one of those YMMV things.

Proper RSVP etiquette and strategy for keeping loud drunks away from your party is all very interesting but overly exposed cleavage even 40 year old cleavage I believe trumps it.

I would really actually have to see the overly exposed cleavage in question to make a final determination of course, I'm just speaking generally.

What 40-something year old cleavage might look like:

[cdn.glamcheck.com image 580x768]

Is it still cleavage if they aren't quite touching?


Moreso, actually; the whole point of "cleaving" is separation.
 
2014-01-19 07:29:29 PM
"... in two cases, people I have never seen before or since... "

The nerve of some people to invite dates that you didn't personally know... I can't believe that wedding guests would be so rude as to date without getting previous clearance from you! Where have everyone's manners gone?
 
2014-01-19 07:33:21 PM

doglover: miss diminutive: doglover: Who the hell invites people to their own wedding anniversary?

How narcissistic do you have to be?

Some people like to throw parties. Last year I threw a party to celebrate 8 years since I had my braces removed. Served corn on the cob, toffee and bubblegum and we all sat around flossing.

/not really

Yeah, but while parties are fun I wouldn't want to go someone's five year wedding aniversary. That's just skin crawlingly self absorbed.


True. I've never heard of an anniversary party for anyone celebrating less than 20 years.
 
2014-01-19 07:33:46 PM
Let's go hawks
 
2014-01-19 07:34:25 PM

Mikey1969: "... in two cases, people I have never seen before or since... "

The nerve of some people to invite dates that you didn't personally know... I can't believe that wedding guests would be so rude as to date without getting previous clearance from you! Where have everyone's manners gone?


It's tradition to schtupp them in the cloak room.
 
2014-01-19 07:34:53 PM

pkrzycki: I don't understand what the problem is, I mean she's 40+ I could care less if she sent me BIE... I mean I think I might actually like it, a lot

/EIP


This.
 
2014-01-19 07:35:05 PM
A formal fifth anniversary party?  Really?  Sounds like it will be more expensive than my wedding was.
 
2014-01-19 07:35:51 PM

Mikey1969: "... in two cases, people I have never seen before or since... "

The nerve of some people to invite dates that you didn't personally know... I can't believe that wedding guests would be so rude as to date without getting previous clearance from you! Where have everyone's manners gone?


Sounds stupid . . . unless you bother to include the first part of the sentence: "However, the worst was people showing up with dates who were clearly not invited . . .."

Simple:

"We invite you" means you; don't bring guests.
"...and a guest" means you and whomever you wish; I have little room to comment.
 
2014-01-19 07:36:32 PM
www.funnychill.com
 
2014-01-19 07:36:46 PM
What cleavage might look like (maybe NSFW). Just in case people require pictures and stuff....
 
2014-01-19 07:38:58 PM

UsikFark: TuteTibiImperes: quatchi: Lord Jubjub: 433: (the bit about the cleavage is the second question, toward the bottom of the page)

The first question is a lot more interesting.

Think that's one of those YMMV things.

Proper RSVP etiquette and strategy for keeping loud drunks away from your party is all very interesting but overly exposed cleavage even 40 year old cleavage I believe trumps it.

I would really actually have to see the overly exposed cleavage in question to make a final determination of course, I'm just speaking generally.

What 40-something year old cleavage might look like:

[cdn.glamcheck.com image 580x768]

Is it still cleavage if they aren't quite touching?


Cleaved with a club, rather than an axe, is still cleaved.
 
2014-01-19 07:39:55 PM

TuteTibiImperes: quatchi: Lord Jubjub: 433: (the bit about the cleavage is the second question, toward the bottom of the page)

The first question is a lot more interesting.

Think that's one of those YMMV things.

Proper RSVP etiquette and strategy for keeping loud drunks away from your party is all very interesting but overly exposed cleavage even 40 year old cleavage I believe trumps it.

I would really actually have to see the overly exposed cleavage in question to make a final determination of course, I'm just speaking generally.

What 40-something year old cleavage might look like:

[cdn.glamcheck.com image 580x768]


She's 52 now.
 
2014-01-19 07:40:40 PM

Piizzadude: [www.funnychill.com image 600x600]


ouch hot busted
 
2014-01-19 07:41:00 PM

doglover: Who the hell invites people to their own wedding anniversary?

How narcissistic do you have to be?


It's for whoever in their wedding party to remember their good fortune of having to fork over hundreds of dollars for their wedding and now gets to get them another gift 5 years later.
 
2014-01-19 07:44:26 PM

doglover: Who the hell invites people to their own wedding anniversary?

How narcissistic do you have to be?


That was the question I had last September when I got invited to a destination anniversary party that is going to be held two months from now. The only reason I agreed to go is because it will be at a tropical beach with much booze.
 
2014-01-19 07:45:12 PM

TuteTibiImperes: quatchi: Lord Jubjub: 433: (the bit about the cleavage is the second question, toward the bottom of the page)

The first question is a lot more interesting.

Think that's one of those YMMV things.

Proper RSVP etiquette and strategy for keeping loud drunks away from your party is all very interesting but overly exposed cleavage even 40 year old cleavage I believe trumps it.

I would really actually have to see the overly exposed cleavage in question to make a final determination of course, I'm just speaking generally.

What 40-something year old cleavage might look like:


Problem?? I don't see it
 
2014-01-19 07:45:22 PM

ArcadianRefugee: Mikey1969: "... in two cases, people I have never seen before or since... "

The nerve of some people to invite dates that you didn't personally know... I can't believe that wedding guests would be so rude as to date without getting previous clearance from you! Where have everyone's manners gone?

Sounds stupid . . . unless you bother to include the first part of the sentence: "However, the worst was people showing up with dates who were clearly not invited . . .."

Simple:

"We invite you" means you; don't bring guests.
"...and a guest" means you and whomever you wish; I have little room to comment.


That's stupid because some of the invitations expressly invited both of the couple. For the people she didn't know were dating anybody, she didn't list they could bring a guest. Then she got upset when they did bring a guest. Still making her look like a vapid coont, since she didn't even take the time to ask her friends if hey, maybe are you dating somebody or are you still single, she just assumed they would all show up alone.
 
2014-01-19 07:47:39 PM
Plus everybody who was there all know the real reason she got upset about the uninvited people was that one of them looked a hell of a lot better in her dress than the bride did in hers. But that's neither here nor there.
 
2014-01-19 07:47:59 PM

miss diminutive: doglover: miss diminutive: doglover: Who the hell invites people to their own wedding anniversary?

How narcissistic do you have to be?

Some people like to throw parties. Last year I threw a party to celebrate 8 years since I had my braces removed. Served corn on the cob, toffee and bubblegum and we all sat around flossing.

/not really

Yeah, but while parties are fun I wouldn't want to go someone's five year wedding aniversary. That's just skin crawlingly self absorbed.

True. I've never heard of an anniversary party for anyone celebrating less than 20 years.


Went to my grandparents' 60th last month, so this reply made me feel all warm and fuzzy.
 
2014-01-19 07:48:24 PM

433: (the bit about the cleavage is the second question, toward the bottom of the page)


Clearly the work of Hax.
 
2014-01-19 07:48:40 PM
This is going to be on epic Fark thread. It's already off to a great start, since half the posters aren't aware that the cleavage story is the second one, not the first. And as someone also born during the LBJ admin, I'll take those big ol adult boobies stickin' out for all to see in their chubby glory, whilst you kiddies are trying to unsnap kitten's training bra.

/Stay off my lawn.
 
2014-01-19 07:48:54 PM
Takes skill to stab a 1 year old to death. If you're not careful, that blade goes right through em, and nicks your hands.
 
2014-01-19 07:49:07 PM
In what universe do 40 y/o boobs look old? Oh right, some of y'all farkers lust after average white women.
 
2014-01-19 07:50:31 PM

AgentPothead: ArcadianRefugee: Mikey1969: "... in two cases, people I have never seen before or since... "

The nerve of some people to invite dates that you didn't personally know... I can't believe that wedding guests would be so rude as to date without getting previous clearance from you! Where have everyone's manners gone?

Sounds stupid . . . unless you bother to include the first part of the sentence: "However, the worst was people showing up with dates who were clearly not invited . . .."

Simple:

"We invite you" means you; don't bring guests.
"...and a guest" means you and whomever you wish; I have little room to comment.

That's stupid because some of the invitations expressly invited both of the couple. For the people she didn't know were dating anybody, she didn't list they could bring a guest. Then she got upset when they did bring a guest. Still making her look like a vapid coont, since she didn't even take the time to ask her friends if hey, maybe are you dating somebody or are you still single, she just assumed they would all show up alone.


That's not how an invitation works. If it doesn't indicate a +1 option, you don't bring a guest.
 
2014-01-19 07:50:43 PM

miss diminutive: doglover: Who the hell invites people to their own wedding anniversary?

How narcissistic do you have to be?

Some people like to throw parties. Last year I threw a party to celebrate 8 years since I had my braces removed. Served corn on the cob, toffee and bubblegum and we all sat around flossing.

/not really


I'd definitely go. Free corn? I'm there.
 
2014-01-19 07:51:59 PM

UsikFark: TuteTibiImperes: quatchi: Lord Jubjub: 433: (the bit about the cleavage is the second question, toward the bottom of the page)

The first question is a lot more interesting.

Think that's one of those YMMV things.

Proper RSVP etiquette and strategy for keeping loud drunks away from your party is all very interesting but overly exposed cleavage even 40 year old cleavage I believe trumps it.

I would really actually have to see the overly exposed cleavage in question to make a final determination of course, I'm just speaking generally.

What 40-something year old cleavage might look like:

[cdn.glamcheck.com image 580x768]

Is it still cleavage if they aren't quite touching?


That's what we like to call a refund gap.
 
2014-01-19 07:52:12 PM

Musikslayer: half the posters aren't aware that the cleavage story is the second one, not the first.


Read the article? Read the article? What sort of people do you take us for? We're all about reading the comments and making snap judgements that may or may not be based on reality! And we're all about the JPEGs too.

crow202.org
 
2014-01-19 07:52:12 PM

TuteTibiImperes: Yeah, it sounds like Coontzilla didn't get to feel as superior and exclusionary as she wanted to at her wedding, so now she's ready for a second go 5 years later.


I thinking who really wants to go to a party thrown by her anyways.
 
2014-01-19 07:52:16 PM

doglover: Who the hell invites people to their own wedding anniversary?

How narcissistic do you have to be?


Fifth is way too soon, but fiftieth makes sense, if you are only inviting your crotch fruit and your crotch fruits' crotch fruit.  No one else should be bothered by you.
 
2014-01-19 07:57:32 PM

HotWingAgenda: doglover: Who the hell invites people to their own wedding anniversary?

How narcissistic do you have to be?

That was the question I had last September when I got invited to a destination anniversary party that is going to be held two months from now. The only reason I agreed to go is because it will be at a tropical beach with much booze.


Our whole family has been invited to a wedding in the Caribbean next year. Expensive, but impossible to refuse. Besides, they asked me to officiate !

/already preparing
 
2014-01-19 07:59:27 PM

Musikslayer: This is going to be on epic Fark thread. It's already off to a great start, since half the posters aren't aware that the cleavage story is the second one, not the first. And as someone also born during the LBJ admin, I'll take those big ol adult boobies stickin' out for all to see in their chubby glory, whilst you kiddies are trying to unsnap kitten's training bra.

/Stay off my lawn.


The first story is way more crazy and worth talking about than the second one. shiat even the lady offering advice finished the boob story in 2 sentences. The first story is where the crazy is!
 
2014-01-19 08:00:06 PM
The Johnson Administration.  So...Clinton?

/Not THAT old
 
2014-01-19 08:00:44 PM
nobody gives a fark about your 5th anniversary.
nobody

nobody gives a fark about any of your anniversaries.
stop begging for gifts and trying to show off.
 
2014-01-19 08:01:03 PM

redmid17: AgentPothead: ArcadianRefugee: Mikey1969: "... in two cases, people I have never seen before or since... "

The nerve of some people to invite dates that you didn't personally know... I can't believe that wedding guests would be so rude as to date without getting previous clearance from you! Where have everyone's manners gone?

Sounds stupid . . . unless you bother to include the first part of the sentence: "However, the worst was people showing up with dates who were clearly not invited . . .."

Simple:

"We invite you" means you; don't bring guests.
"...and a guest" means you and whomever you wish; I have little room to comment.

That's stupid because some of the invitations expressly invited both of the couple. For the people she didn't know were dating anybody, she didn't list they could bring a guest. Then she got upset when they did bring a guest. Still making her look like a vapid coont, since she didn't even take the time to ask her friends if hey, maybe are you dating somebody or are you still single, she just assumed they would all show up alone.

That's not how an invitation works. If it doesn't indicate a +1 option, you don't bring a guest.


Yeah, I'll make sure and tell my girlfriend of 5 months that she can't come to this wedding because the coont in charge didn't realize I was dating. That will go over swell!
 
2014-01-19 08:01:48 PM
Potentially not safe for work depending on where you work

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnWIj37Y-FQ

and

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATUtAIOn_6E
 
2014-01-19 08:03:51 PM
I can't imagine being married to the coont in the first letter.
 
2014-01-19 08:03:53 PM

danceswithcrows: Musikslayer: half the posters aren't aware that the cleavage story is the second one, not the first.

Read the article? Read the article? What sort of people do you take us for? We're all about reading the comments and making snap judgements that may or may not be based on reality! And we're all about the JPEGs too.

[crow202.org image 468x735]


AHA! My diabolical scheme worked! I knew I'd get you young guys to start posting pics of nubile vixens. Carry on, I like the cut of your jib.
 
2014-01-19 08:06:53 PM

The_Original_Roxtar: nobody gives a fark about your 5th anniversary.
nobody

nobody gives a fark about any of your anniversaries.
stop begging for gifts and trying to show off.


THIS... what kind of pretentious twat has a 5 year wedding anniversary?!

25, sure. 50, sure. 75... of course.

5?! GTFO.
 
2014-01-19 08:07:51 PM
Sorry, I'm only familiar with cleavage going back to the Nixon administration.
 
2014-01-19 08:09:31 PM

ArcadianRefugee: UsikFark: TuteTibiImperes: quatchi: Lord Jubjub: 433: (the bit about the cleavage is the second question, toward the bottom of the page)

The first question is a lot more interesting.

Think that's one of those YMMV things.

Proper RSVP etiquette and strategy for keeping loud drunks away from your party is all very interesting but overly exposed cleavage even 40 year old cleavage I believe trumps it.

I would really actually have to see the overly exposed cleavage in question to make a final determination of course, I'm just speaking generally.

What 40-something year old cleavage might look like:

[cdn.glamcheck.com image 580x768]

Is it still cleavage if they aren't quite touching?

Moreso, actually; the whole point of "cleaving" is separation.


Not only that, "hew" can mean to cleave or to adhere.

I propose calling the décolletage
"hewage" to describe both the touching and non-touching instances.
 
2014-01-19 08:13:19 PM

AgentPothead: redmid17: AgentPothead: ArcadianRefugee: Mikey1969: "... in two cases, people I have never seen before or since... "

The nerve of some people to invite dates that you didn't personally know... I can't believe that wedding guests would be so rude as to date without getting previous clearance from you! Where have everyone's manners gone?

Sounds stupid . . . unless you bother to include the first part of the sentence: "However, the worst was people showing up with dates who were clearly not invited . . .."

Simple:

"We invite you" means you; don't bring guests.
"...and a guest" means you and whomever you wish; I have little room to comment.

That's stupid because some of the invitations expressly invited both of the couple. For the people she didn't know were dating anybody, she didn't list they could bring a guest. Then she got upset when they did bring a guest. Still making her look like a vapid coont, since she didn't even take the time to ask her friends if hey, maybe are you dating somebody or are you still single, she just assumed they would all show up alone.

That's not how an invitation works. If it doesn't indicate a +1 option, you don't bring a guest.

Yeah, I'll make sure and tell my girlfriend of 5 months that she can't come to this wedding because the coont in charge didn't realize I was dating. That will go over swell!


Call the host and ask to get it changed. Maybe you can. Maybe you can't. As my best friend said to his ushers, "If I haven't met her she's not invited. I'm not paying for you to get laid."
 
2014-01-19 08:13:20 PM
Aw, look at all the little kids in here freaking out over the idea of breasts over the age of 40. Let me tell you, there are lots of amazing 40-something breasts out there, and many of them are better than the 20-something breasts a lot of you cheeze-doodle-covered neckbeards have access to.

It all comes down to how well taken-care-of the breasts (and the women) are. Some people are better-preserved and younger looking in their 40s than a lot of people are in their 20s.

Case in point:

Poorly-preserved 20-something:
www.polyvore.com

Well-preserved 44-year-old:

img.fark.net



/and don't even get me started on Tara Reid's messed up tits while she was in her 20s.
//She looked like a shark tried to bite them off, but she managed to get away.
 
2014-01-19 08:14:16 PM

AgentKGB: The_Original_Roxtar: nobody gives a fark about your 5th anniversary.
nobody

nobody gives a fark about any of your anniversaries.
stop begging for gifts and trying to show off.

THIS... what kind of pretentious twat has a 5 year wedding anniversary?!

25, sure. 50, sure. 75... of course.

5?! GTFO.


I'd have to imagine a lot of married couples have a 5 year wedding anniversary. Whether or not they celebrate it with a party is another thing though.
 
2014-01-19 08:14:23 PM

NewportBarGuy: Am I to assume she would frown upon sticking one's dick in the mashed potatoes?



Frown? Hell, I would laugh and laugh.

/keeps mashed potatoes piping hot.
 
2014-01-19 08:16:10 PM

redmid17: AgentPothead: redmid17: AgentPothead: ArcadianRefugee: Mikey1969: "... in two cases, people I have never seen before or since... "

The nerve of some people to invite dates that you didn't personally know... I can't believe that wedding guests would be so rude as to date without getting previous clearance from you! Where have everyone's manners gone?

Sounds stupid . . . unless you bother to include the first part of the sentence: "However, the worst was people showing up with dates who were clearly not invited . . .."

Simple:

"We invite you" means you; don't bring guests.
"...and a guest" means you and whomever you wish; I have little room to comment.

That's stupid because some of the invitations expressly invited both of the couple. For the people she didn't know were dating anybody, she didn't list they could bring a guest. Then she got upset when they did bring a guest. Still making her look like a vapid coont, since she didn't even take the time to ask her friends if hey, maybe are you dating somebody or are you still single, she just assumed they would all show up alone.

That's not how an invitation works. If it doesn't indicate a +1 option, you don't bring a guest.

Yeah, I'll make sure and tell my girlfriend of 5 months that she can't come to this wedding because the coont in charge didn't realize I was dating. That will go over swell!

Call the host and ask to get it changed. Maybe you can. Maybe you can't. As my best friend said to his ushers, "If I haven't met her she's not invited. I'm not paying for you to get laid."


Did that. Vapid coont in charge said it was fine. Then vapid coont in charge goes passive/aggressive after the event. Who'da thunk it.
 
2014-01-19 08:16:21 PM

TuteTibiImperes: quatchi: Lord Jubjub: 433: (the bit about the cleavage is the second question, toward the bottom of the page)

The first question is a lot more interesting.

Think that's one of those YMMV things.

Proper RSVP etiquette and strategy for keeping loud drunks away from your party is all very interesting but overly exposed cleavage even 40 year old cleavage I believe trumps it.

I would really actually have to see the overly exposed cleavage in question to make a final determination of course, I'm just speaking generally.

What 40-something year old cleavage might look like:


Aaand I just threw up in my mouth.

/lemon face
//pretty close to lemon party too
 
2014-01-19 08:16:36 PM

Musikslayer: AHA! My diabolical scheme worked!


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"Diabolical"? I am convinced that the Creator has given humanity the gift of boobs in order to reflect the splendor of something or other and produce awesomeness. However, I Could Be Wrong.
 
2014-01-19 08:17:07 PM

redmid17: AgentKGB: The_Original_Roxtar: nobody gives a fark about your 5th anniversary.
nobody

nobody gives a fark about any of your anniversaries.
stop begging for gifts and trying to show off.

THIS... what kind of pretentious twat has a 5 year wedding anniversary?!

25, sure. 50, sure. 75... of course.

5?! GTFO.

I'd have to imagine a lot of married couples have a 5 year wedding anniversary. Whether or not they celebrate it with a party is another thing though.


Sorry I should have specified. A 5 year anniversary celebration in terms of the couple themselves going out for supper or something, yes. But booking a hall and inviting people and asking for presents?!
 
2014-01-19 08:17:16 PM

miss diminutive: doglover: Who the hell invites people to their own wedding anniversary?

How narcissistic do you have to be?

Some people like to throw parties. Last year I threw a party to celebrate 8 years since I had my braces removed. Served corn on the cob, toffee and bubblegum and we all sat around flossing.

/not really


I celebrate every year that passes from the surprise party where i walked into the dining room balls deep in the dyson.
 
2014-01-19 08:17:58 PM

NewportBarGuy: Am I to assume she would frown upon sticking one's dick in the mashed potatoes?


That depends, is dinner served or buffet-style?

'Cause I think it's totally ok if it's your own potatoes.
 
2014-01-19 08:20:17 PM

miss diminutive: doglover: Who the hell invites people to their own wedding anniversary?

How narcissistic do you have to be?

Some people like to throw parties. Last year I threw a party to celebrate 8 years since I had my braces removed. Served corn on the cob, toffee and bubblegum and we all sat around flossing.

/not really


Ahh, braces haven't come off yet?

/brings an exciting element of danger to some activities
//I like danger
///BIE (Braces in email)?
 
2014-01-19 08:20:40 PM
Holy shiat! Does this mean I should not have shown up in my cut off blue jean shorts, sleeveless Earnhardt shirt, and flip flops? Someone position this coont next to her feinting couch.
 
2014-01-19 08:20:43 PM

AgentPothead: redmid17: AgentPothead: redmid17: AgentPothead: ArcadianRefugee: Mikey1969: "... in two cases, people I have never seen before or since... "

The nerve of some people to invite dates that you didn't personally know... I can't believe that wedding guests would be so rude as to date without getting previous clearance from you! Where have everyone's manners gone?

Sounds stupid . . . unless you bother to include the first part of the sentence: "However, the worst was people showing up with dates who were clearly not invited . . .."

Simple:

"We invite you" means you; don't bring guests.
"...and a guest" means you and whomever you wish; I have little room to comment.

That's stupid because some of the invitations expressly invited both of the couple. For the people she didn't know were dating anybody, she didn't list they could bring a guest. Then she got upset when they did bring a guest. Still making her look like a vapid coont, since she didn't even take the time to ask her friends if hey, maybe are you dating somebody or are you still single, she just assumed they would all show up alone.

That's not how an invitation works. If it doesn't indicate a +1 option, you don't bring a guest.

Yeah, I'll make sure and tell my girlfriend of 5 months that she can't come to this wedding because the coont in charge didn't realize I was dating. That will go over swell!

Call the host and ask to get it changed. Maybe you can. Maybe you can't. As my best friend said to his ushers, "If I haven't met her she's not invited. I'm not paying for you to get laid."

Did that. Vapid coont in charge said it was fine. Then vapid coont in charge goes passive/aggressive after the event. Who'da thunk it.


Not the one in the article unless you have some kind of invisible text reading power I don't have.
 
2014-01-19 08:25:39 PM
As an aside for the aging cleavage question, I was at the opening of Carmen in Dallas this past year (standard disclaimer: Don't judge me! I was with a date and everything!) and there were several women who were wearing outfits that may have worked for them -- in 1990. A neckline that plunges to your navel, or a dress slit up to your...fundament may work at twenty or even thirty-something, but please, at sixty just let it go.

/I was surprised to see all of the high-schoolers in tuxes. While they tended to roam around at intermission, looking for the best unoccupied seats -- not many on opening night -- the fact they were well-dressed at an opera made me give them the benefit of the doubt. Good job, millennials!
 
2014-01-19 08:25:57 PM

AgentPothead: ArcadianRefugee: Mikey1969: "... in two cases, people I have never seen before or since... "

The nerve of some people to invite dates that you didn't personally know... I can't believe that wedding guests would be so rude as to date without getting previous clearance from you! Where have everyone's manners gone?

Sounds stupid . . . unless you bother to include the first part of the sentence: "However, the worst was people showing up with dates who were clearly not invited . . .."

Simple:

"We invite you" means you; don't bring guests.
"...and a guest" means you and whomever you wish; I have little room to comment.

That's stupid


I'm not sure what it is you are citing as stupid.

because some of the invitations expressly invited both of the couple

So both were invited; no problem there.

For the people she didn't know were dating anybody, she didn't list they could bring a guest.

In which case they shouldn't have brought one. If they wanted to bring a date, they should have gotten an OK beforehand.

On the flip side, it was bad manners of her to not say "+1".

Then she got upset when they did bring a guest.

Righfully so.

since she didn't even take the time to ask her friends if hey, maybe are you dating somebody or are you still single, she just assumed they would all show up alone.

It's not for the the host to ask their potential guests such questions. If you wish to allow a +1, then you do so blindly; it may go unfulfilled, or be fulfilled by someone you might not otherwise have invited personally. If you do not say "+1" then, guests shouldn't bring one.

I mean, this is all simple etiquette.


As a host:

If you wish to invite someone, you invite that person.

If that someone is married, you expressly invite them and their spouse on a single invitation. Married couples are exactly that: couples; with one comes the other, like it or not.

If they are dating but in a long-term relationship ("Bob and Doug have been together for 7 years") you expressly invite both of them (on a single invitation is fine).

If they are dating but you are also equally friends with their SO (i.e., you are not simply friends with party #2 because of your mutual friendship), you send a personal invitation to each of them individually.

If they are dating, or you are unclear as to their dating status, and you wish to allow their SO, you invite them "+1". You do not otherwise put restrictions on who the "+1" can be, even if you know who it'll probably be and dislike him/her. You do not pre-inquire as to their dating status.

If you are wish to allow +1's for some guests, then you do so for all guests. If you wish to restrict your guest list, invite all potential attendees personally.

As a guest:

If the invite says "RSVP", you farking RSVP. Period. And farking promptly, like within a day or two after receiving the invite. If you are going, you say so. If you are not going, you say so. "RSVP" isn't just a way to make the invite fancy, it means something: répondez s'il vous plaît, French for "please respond." Not responding in a timely manner is rude. Not responding at all even more-so. Not replying and then showing up anyway is beyond rude.

If you are married, it is safe to assume that your spouse is also invited even if this isn't explicitly noted, unless something about the invite makes it clear that such would be inappropriate. For example, an invitation for "Ladies' Night" is fairly clear that men should not expect to intend.

If the invite says "+1", invite whomever you wish: your girlfriend, your mom, your friend, whomever. Think twice before inviting someone you know is at odds with the host or other known guests.

If the invite does not say "+1", but you have someone you wish to bring (your girlfriend, for example), contact the host and ask them if it is OK to bring that person. Do not assume that you can simply because you are dating "and the host should know". Do not assume you can because someone else intends to do so (that's their bag, for good or ill). If the host says "yea" then go for it. If the host says "no", then you have the choice of either showing up alone or politely declining the invitation. You still need to RSVP, if the invite noted such.
 
2014-01-19 08:26:28 PM

AgentKGB: redmid17: AgentKGB: The_Original_Roxtar: nobody gives a fark about your 5th anniversary.
nobody

nobody gives a fark about any of your anniversaries.
stop begging for gifts and trying to show off.

THIS... what kind of pretentious twat has a 5 year wedding anniversary?!

25, sure. 50, sure. 75... of course.

5?! GTFO.

I'd have to imagine a lot of married couples have a 5 year wedding anniversary. Whether or not they celebrate it with a party is another thing though.

Sorry I should have specified. A 5 year anniversary celebration in terms of the couple themselves going out for supper or something, yes. But booking a hall and inviting people and asking for presents?!


Perfectly acceptable here in the age of the kindergarten graduation blowout.
 
2014-01-19 08:26:57 PM

lack of warmth: doglover: Who the hell invites people to their own wedding anniversary?

How narcissistic do you have to be?

Fifth is way too soon, but fiftieth makes sense, if you are only inviting your crotch fruit and your crotch fruits' crotch fruit.  No one else should be bothered by you.


My rich great uncle invited his extended family to the local swanky country club for his 50th wedding anniversary. Who am I to argue with filet mignon and lobster?

Seriously, how much does it cost to feed 50 people lobster?
 
2014-01-19 08:27:55 PM

phrawgh: [img.fark.net image 432x446]
way way  way way  way way  way way  way way  way way way way too old.


just just just just just just just just just just just just just just just just just right.
 
2014-01-19 08:28:11 PM

ArcadianRefugee: Mikey1969: "... in two cases, people I have never seen before or since... "

The nerve of some people to invite dates that you didn't personally know... I can't believe that wedding guests would be so rude as to date without getting previous clearance from you! Where have everyone's manners gone?

Sounds stupid . . . unless you bother to include the first part of the sentence: "However, the worst was people showing up with dates who were clearly not invited . . .."

Simple:

"We invite you" means you; don't bring guests.
"...and a guest" means you and whomever you wish; I have little room to comment.


Sorry, the first part of the sentence had nothing to do with how much of a biatch that woman is being.

Yes, it's rude to invite someone when the invite is for just a single person, but this coont had a bee in her bonnet because the people also don't meet her particular standards, and the columnist calls her out on that.

Read the whole letter, this biatch is inviting people to come "celebrate" and enjoy themselves, but only if those people meet her narrow guidelines of what "acceptable" is.

I also consider it a little asshole-ish to throw a party like this and then expect everyone to come stag...
 
2014-01-19 08:29:43 PM

listernine: feinting couch


A couch that pretends to attack you in one way, then attacks you in a completely different way that you weren't expecting? You have very interesting couches.

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2014-01-19 08:29:46 PM

AgentPothead: redmid17: AgentPothead: ArcadianRefugee: Mikey1969: "... in two cases, people I have never seen before or since... "

The nerve of some people to invite dates that you didn't personally know... I can't believe that wedding guests would be so rude as to date without getting previous clearance from you! Where have everyone's manners gone?

Sounds stupid . . . unless you bother to include the first part of the sentence: "However, the worst was people showing up with dates who were clearly not invited . . .."

Simple:

"We invite you" means you; don't bring guests.
"...and a guest" means you and whomever you wish; I have little room to comment.

That's stupid because some of the invitations expressly invited both of the couple. For the people she didn't know were dating anybody, she didn't list they could bring a guest. Then she got upset when they did bring a guest. Still making her look like a vapid coont, since she didn't even take the time to ask her friends if hey, maybe are you dating somebody or are you still single, she just assumed they would all show up alone.

That's not how an invitation works. If it doesn't indicate a +1 option, you don't bring a guest.

Yeah, I'll make sure and tell my girlfriend of 5 months that she can't come to this wedding because the coont in charge didn't realize I was dating. That will go over swell!


Then you politely decline the invitation. That is your right; no one is going to complain.
 
2014-01-19 08:32:28 PM
ArcadianRefugee:

So I guess I just found Janet's fark account?
 
2014-01-19 08:33:56 PM

ArcadianRefugee: AgentPothead: redmid17: AgentPothead: ArcadianRefugee: Mikey1969: "... in two cases, people I have never seen before or since... "

The nerve of some people to invite dates that you didn't personally know... I can't believe that wedding guests would be so rude as to date without getting previous clearance from you! Where have everyone's manners gone?

Sounds stupid . . . unless you bother to include the first part of the sentence: "However, the worst was people showing up with dates who were clearly not invited . . .."

Simple:

"We invite you" means you; don't bring guests.
"...and a guest" means you and whomever you wish; I have little room to comment.

That's stupid because some of the invitations expressly invited both of the couple. For the people she didn't know were dating anybody, she didn't list they could bring a guest. Then she got upset when they did bring a guest. Still making her look like a vapid coont, since she didn't even take the time to ask her friends if hey, maybe are you dating somebody or are you still single, she just assumed they would all show up alone.

That's not how an invitation works. If it doesn't indicate a +1 option, you don't bring a guest.

Yeah, I'll make sure and tell my girlfriend of 5 months that she can't come to this wedding because the coont in charge didn't realize I was dating. That will go over swell!

Then you politely decline the invitation. That is your right; no one is going to complain.


I actually contacted her and she said it would be fine. Then she went all passive/aggressive after the event. Everybody who was there knows it is because one of the uninvited guests looked insanely hot in her dress and it made Janet feel like the fat cow that she is.
 
2014-01-19 08:34:58 PM

ZeroCorpse: Aw, look at all the little kids in here freaking out over the idea of breasts over the age of 40. Let me tell you, there are lots of amazing 40-something breasts out there, and many of them are better than the 20-something breasts a lot of you cheeze-doodle-covered neckbeards have access to.



Rene Russo in The Thomas Crowne Affair.  NSFW


She was 43 or 44 when that was filmed.
 
2014-01-19 08:35:15 PM

TuteTibiImperes: quatchi: Lord Jubjub: 433: (the bit about the cleavage is the second question, toward the bottom of the page)

The first question is a lot more interesting.

Think that's one of those YMMV things.

Proper RSVP etiquette and strategy for keeping loud drunks away from your party is all very interesting but overly exposed cleavage even 40 year old cleavage I believe trumps it.

I would really actually have to see the overly exposed cleavage in question to make a final determination of course, I'm just speaking generally.

What 40-something year old cleavage might look like:

[cdn.glamcheck.com image 580x768]


I love her cleavage.

Would bang.
 
2014-01-19 08:37:18 PM

Snarfangel: NewportBarGuy: Am I to assume she would frown upon sticking one's dick in the mashed potatoes?


Frown? Hell, I would laugh and laugh.

/keeps mashed potatoes piping hot.


Heh, piping...
 
2014-01-19 08:42:48 PM

danceswithcrows: listernine: feinting couch

A couch that pretends to attack you in one way, then attacks you in a completely different way that you weren't expecting? You have very interesting couches.

[crow202.org image 640x480]
[crow202.org image 800x532]


Those are sofas. ;)

Also:

Link (video, YouTube, SFW).
 
2014-01-19 08:45:55 PM

AgentPothead: ArcadianRefugee:

So I guess I just found Janet's fark account?


Yes, because years of etiquette must all be because of me.

Hell, "Emily Post" says I was wrong on one part:

4. "May I bring..."

Don't even ask! An invitation is extended to the people the hosts want to invite-and no one else.

I'll link to to it again, since you are obviously oblivious to Western etiquette: Link.
 
2014-01-19 08:46:13 PM
What 40+ yr old cleavage might look like
people-reports.com
 
2014-01-19 08:47:36 PM
ArcadianRefugee:

Keep skipping over the part where we took the time to contact her and she said it was fine and then went passive aggressive after the fact. I'll just be standing over.
 
2014-01-19 08:48:15 PM

dj_bigbird: What 40+ yr old cleavage might look like
[people-reports.com image 850x1131]


oooooh my god awesome
 
2014-01-19 08:48:41 PM

ArcadianRefugee: I mean, this is all simple etiquette.


I agreed with every point in your entire post. You are now favorited and farkied "Polite enuff to be Canadian"

That noted I'm counting all the wunnerful boobage pics in this thread (pretty much just counting all the bewbs and dividing by two cos I'm fastidious like that) and then comparing that to the number of pics of people's 5 year anniversary parties,.

Bewbs win. Every. Time.

/Huzzah for boobies! They are awesome.
 
2014-01-19 08:50:18 PM

TuteTibiImperes: Lord Jubjub: 433: (the bit about the cleavage is the second question, toward the bottom of the page)

The first question is a lot more interesting.

Yeah, it sounds like Coontzilla didn't get to feel as superior and exclusionary as she wanted to at her wedding, so now she's ready for a second go 5 years later.


It's okay to ask for people to dress a certain way for an event. It's okay for a host to expect people to Rsvp because the hosts really do have pay for food by person. It's even okay to tell people not to bring uninvited guests (because the venue has limited seating or their might not be enough food), but you cannot invite only half a couple. That is so rude, it's more rude than people not dressing right, people not letting you know that they are coming, or bringing along uninvited guests. Hell, it's more rude than a drunken mess. You can't tell a person, "We'd love to see you, but please tell your partner that we find her unbearable."
 
2014-01-19 08:54:06 PM

FrancoFile: ZeroCorpse: Aw, look at all the little kids in here freaking out over the idea of breasts over the age of 40. Let me tell you, there are lots of amazing 40-something breasts out there, and many of them are better than the 20-something breasts a lot of you cheeze-doodle-covered neckbeards have access to.


Rene Russo in The Thomas Crowne Affair.  NSFW


She was 43 or 44 when that was filmed.


ewwww no.

She needed to keep that covered up... that was the worst part of that movie.
 
2014-01-19 08:54:13 PM

danceswithcrows: listernine: feinting couch

A couch that pretends to attack you in one way, then attacks you in a completely different way that you weren't expecting? You have very interesting couches.


One does with what one can find on curb day.
 
2014-01-19 08:56:15 PM

AgentKGB: FrancoFile: ZeroCorpse: Aw, look at all the little kids in here freaking out over the idea of breasts over the age of 40. Let me tell you, there are lots of amazing 40-something breasts out there, and many of them are better than the 20-something breasts a lot of you cheeze-doodle-covered neckbeards have access to.


Rene Russo in The Thomas Crowne Affair.  NSFW


She was 43 or 44 when that was filmed.

ewwww no.

She needed to keep that covered up... that was the worst part of that movie.


You know how I know you're gay?
 
2014-01-19 08:57:30 PM

quatchi: Bewbs win. Every. Time.


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<Jack_Kirby> Nuff said. </Jack_Kirby>
 
2014-01-19 08:58:10 PM

AgentPothead: ArcadianRefugee:

Keep skipping over the part where we took the time to contact her and she said it was fine and then went passive aggressive after the fact. I'll just be standing over.


Keep ignoring the part where all I have done thus far is cite the rules of etiquette; I made little to no comment beyond that.

So, to repeat, clarify, and comment:

* if +1's were noted on the invitation, she has no room to complain.
* if +1's were not noted on the invitation, the guest was in the wrong.

Go ahead; I'll wait. I'll "just be standing over" as well.

If I said more than that regarding either party detailed in the article, please point it out to me and I will acknowledge my error. Otherwise, please show how contacting the person affects anything (the rules of etiquette) I've stated.
 
2014-01-19 09:04:13 PM

AgentPothead: Yeah, I'll make sure and tell my girlfriend of 5 months that she can't come to this wedding because the coont in charge didn't realize I was dating. That will go over swell!

Then you politely decline the invitation. That is your right; no one is going to complain.

I actually contacted her and she said it would be fine. Then she went all passive/aggressive after the event. Everybody who was there knows it is because one of the uninvited guests looked insanely hot in her dress and it made Janet feel like the fat cow that she is.


Ah, I see: I am conflating the article and your situation.

As to yours, nothing I have said changes (heck, we even get to go with my version of the rules and not Post's):

Your invite didn't say "+1". You decided five months was long enough that you felt obligated to include her in this, so you asked if she could attend as well, and got permission.

Emily Post etiquette says "You shouldn't have asked; bad boy. You either go it alone, or decline the invite."

My etiquette says, "If there is someone you've been dating long enough you feel you should be able to bring them, you ask first." So you're good.

That said, the host allowed it and then, according to you, was passive-aggressive about it. Bad form on the part of the host. She acquiesced to your request and then had buyer's remorse; perhaps she'll know better next time.
 
2014-01-19 09:04:50 PM

FirstNationalBastard: I love the sun damaged, freckled cleavage of a 40-something who dresses inappropriately for her age, trying to recapture her youth.


You called?

i41.tinypic.com
 
2014-01-19 09:05:25 PM
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-01-19 09:06:17 PM
i6.photobucket.com
 
2014-01-19 09:06:52 PM
Of course you ask if you can bring someone.  And specifically tell them whom it is, so there are no surprises.  If it doesn't go over, it doesn't go over.  If it's a big deal, don't go.  Jesus people like this is the first time you've gone to a black tie event...
 
2014-01-19 09:08:21 PM

FirstNationalBastard: who dresses inappropriately for her age


What, precisely, is "dress inappropriate for one's age"? A toddler wearing a tie? A 15yo wearing a diaper?
 
2014-01-19 09:09:03 PM

ArcadianRefugee: AgentPothead: ArcadianRefugee:

Keep skipping over the part where we took the time to contact her and she said it was fine and then went passive aggressive after the fact. I'll just be standing over.

Keep ignoring the part where all I have done thus far is cite the rules of etiquette; I made little to no comment beyond that.

So, to repeat, clarify, and comment:

* if +1's were noted on the invitation, she has no room to complain.
* if +1's were not noted on the invitation, the guest was in the wrong.

Go ahead; I'll wait. I'll "just be standing over" as well.

If I said more than that regarding either party detailed in the article, please point it out to me and I will acknowledge my error. Otherwise, please show how contacting the person affects anything (the rules of etiquette) I've stated.


Yeah I really don't get what you're point is. You are stating etiquette, I'm stating that we followed that etiquette, asked the host if it was ok to bring a date, she replied that yes it was fine to do that, the host acted normal until after the event when she went all crazy and wrote that letter. Then you reply by restating the etiquette that we followed by asking her if it was okay that we had another attend. I honestly don't understand how that is what you reply with. FOLLOW THESE STEPS. Um, we did and the host responded in same. NO FOLLOW THESE STEPS. Rinse, repeat. If you really wanted no guests you wouldn't have said it's OKAY for me to bring my date. You did say it was okay, and then you acted like it wasn't okay. And this is somehow the fault of anybody but yourself? Jesus farking christ I have no idea how he married you, Insufferable coont.
 
2014-01-19 09:09:38 PM

AgentPothead: ArcadianRefugee: AgentPothead: redmid17: AgentPothead: ArcadianRefugee: Mikey1969: "... in two cases, people I have never seen before or since... "

The nerve of some people to invite dates that you didn't personally know... I can't believe that wedding guests would be so rude as to date without getting previous clearance from you! Where have everyone's manners gone?

Sounds stupid . . . unless you bother to include the first part of the sentence: "However, the worst was people showing up with dates who were clearly not invited . . .."

Simple:

"We invite you" means you; don't bring guests.
"...and a guest" means you and whomever you wish; I have little room to comment.

That's stupid because some of the invitations expressly invited both of the couple. For the people she didn't know were dating anybody, she didn't list they could bring a guest. Then she got upset when they did bring a guest. Still making her look like a vapid coont, since she didn't even take the time to ask her friends if hey, maybe are you dating somebody or are you still single, she just assumed they would all show up alone.

That's not how an invitation works. If it doesn't indicate a +1 option, you don't bring a guest.

Yeah, I'll make sure and tell my girlfriend of 5 months that she can't come to this wedding because the coont in charge didn't realize I was dating. That will go over swell!

Then you politely decline the invitation. That is your right; no one is going to complain.

I actually contacted her and she said it would be fine. Then she went all passive/aggressive after the event. Everybody who was there knows it is because one of the uninvited guests looked insanely hot in her dress and it made Janet feel like the fat cow that she is.


LOL so you reckon she reads Fark?
 
2014-01-19 09:10:27 PM

ZzeusS: Of course you ask if you can bring someone.  And specifically tell them whom it is, so there are no surprises.  If it doesn't go over, it doesn't go over.  If it's a big deal, don't go.  Jesus people like this is the first time you've gone to a black tie event...


No, apparently according to Janet and Arcadian Refuge, it's not okay to ask to bring a guest, and even if the host says YES it is okay, it's perfectly acceptable for the host to act like a spoiled brat about it later.
 
2014-01-19 09:11:36 PM

mjjt: AgentPothead: ArcadianRefugee: AgentPothead: redmid17: AgentPothead: ArcadianRefugee: Mikey1969: "... in two cases, people I have never seen before or since... "

The nerve of some people to invite dates that you didn't personally know... I can't believe that wedding guests would be so rude as to date without getting previous clearance from you! Where have everyone's manners gone?

Sounds stupid . . . unless you bother to include the first part of the sentence: "However, the worst was people showing up with dates who were clearly not invited . . .."

Simple:

"We invite you" means you; don't bring guests.
"...and a guest" means you and whomever you wish; I have little room to comment.

That's stupid because some of the invitations expressly invited both of the couple. For the people she didn't know were dating anybody, she didn't list they could bring a guest. Then she got upset when they did bring a guest. Still making her look like a vapid coont, since she didn't even take the time to ask her friends if hey, maybe are you dating somebody or are you still single, she just assumed they would all show up alone.

That's not how an invitation works. If it doesn't indicate a +1 option, you don't bring a guest.

Yeah, I'll make sure and tell my girlfriend of 5 months that she can't come to this wedding because the coont in charge didn't realize I was dating. That will go over swell!

Then you politely decline the invitation. That is your right; no one is going to complain.

I actually contacted her and she said it would be fine. Then she went all passive/aggressive after the event. Everybody who was there knows it is because one of the uninvited guests looked insanely hot in her dress and it made Janet feel like the fat cow that she is.

LOL so you reckon she reads Fark?


Well her husband does. I don't know if she'd go through all the trouble to actually make an account.
 
2014-01-19 09:12:34 PM
Subby here, happy you're enjoying the twofer Hax column.

Sorry, I couldn't think of a headline for the Wedding story that would have had a snowball's chance with the mods.
 
2014-01-19 09:17:43 PM

AgentPothead: ZzeusS: Of course you ask if you can bring someone.  And specifically tell them whom it is, so there are no surprises.  If it doesn't go over, it doesn't go over.  If it's a big deal, don't go.  Jesus people like this is the first time you've gone to a black tie event...

No, apparently according to Janet and Arcadian Refuge, it's not okay to ask to bring a guest, and even if the host says YES it is okay, it's perfectly acceptable for the host to act like a spoiled brat about it later.



Then of course you and your date and all your friends may mock them mercilessly for years to come.  It's a win/win for everyone.
 
2014-01-19 09:18:01 PM

Mr.Bobo: [upload.wikimedia.org image 325x300]


A classic.  I would bang either one of them, back in the day, like a salvation army drum.
 
2014-01-19 09:20:01 PM

AgentPothead: Yeah I really don't get what you're point is. You are stating etiquette, I'm stating that we followed that etiquette, asked the host if it was ok to bring a date, she replied that yes it was fine to do that, the host acted normal until after the event when she went all crazy and wrote that letter. Then you reply by restating the etiquette that we followed by asking her if it was okay that we had another attend. I honestly don't understand how that is what you reply with. FOLLOW THESE STEPS. Um, we did and the host responded in same. NO FOLLOW THESE STEPS. Rinse, repeat. If you really wanted no guests you wouldn't have said it's OKAY for me to bring my date. You did say it was okay, and then you acted like it wasn't okay. And this is somehow the fault of anybody but yourself? Jesus farking christ I have no idea how he married you, Insufferable coont.


Read my post above yours: I conflated your post re: you with the contents of the article. Also, I was speaking generally, not specifically about you or the article's participants. We simply crossed wires.

If you'll note, I agreed with you (once I got uncrossed), although Emily Post etiquette says you were wrong in the first place (for asking). That said, "Emily" would only point that out in passing; "she" would jump all over the host for being a dick to you after giving you permission. "Caveat emptor" and all that.
 
2014-01-19 09:20:41 PM

GrizzledVeteran: Subby here, happy you're enjoying the twofer Hax column.

Sorry, I couldn't think of a headline for the Wedding story that would have had a snowball's chance with the mods.


Can you ever go wrong by mentioning boobies?
 
2014-01-19 09:26:51 PM

danceswithcrows: quatchi: Bewbs win. Every. Time.

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<Jack_Kirby> Nuff said. </Jack_Kirby>


*wipes away small tear of joy and gratitude from eyes*

Salma Hayek in red dress on beach is best Hayek.

*makes fake phone ring noise*

Oop, that's my phone. I'll be taking that in my bunk. BRB.
 
2014-01-19 09:27:41 PM

mjjt: FirstNationalBastard: I love the sun damaged, freckled cleavage of a 40-something who dresses inappropriately for her age, trying to recapture her youth.

You called?

[i41.tinypic.com image 500x663]


You bastard.

Well done.

ArcadianRefugee: FirstNationalBastard: who dresses inappropriately for her age

What, precisely, is "dress inappropriate for one's age"? A toddler wearing a tie? A 15yo wearing a diaper?


indulgy.net

C'mon... a necktie with jeans and Chucks? I bet he has an iphone, too!
 
2014-01-19 09:29:32 PM

ArcadianRefugee: AgentPothead: Yeah I really don't get what you're point is. You are stating etiquette, I'm stating that we followed that etiquette, asked the host if it was ok to bring a date, she replied that yes it was fine to do that, the host acted normal until after the event when she went all crazy and wrote that letter. Then you reply by restating the etiquette that we followed by asking her if it was okay that we had another attend. I honestly don't understand how that is what you reply with. FOLLOW THESE STEPS. Um, we did and the host responded in same. NO FOLLOW THESE STEPS. Rinse, repeat. If you really wanted no guests you wouldn't have said it's OKAY for me to bring my date. You did say it was okay, and then you acted like it wasn't okay. And this is somehow the fault of anybody but yourself? Jesus farking christ I have no idea how he married you, Insufferable coont.

Read my post above yours: I conflated your post re: you with the contents of the article. Also, I was speaking generally, not specifically about you or the article's participants. We simply crossed wires.

If you'll note, I agreed with you (once I got uncrossed), although Emily Post etiquette says you were wrong in the first place (for asking). That said, "Emily" would only point that out in passing; "she" would jump all over the host for being a dick to you after giving you permission. "Caveat emptor" and all that.


Yeah sorry, I apologize if I made that seem personal! I definitely could work on my communication skills.
 
2014-01-19 09:36:27 PM

ArcadianRefugee: GrizzledVeteran: Subby here, happy you're enjoying the twofer Hax column.

Sorry, I couldn't think of a headline for the Wedding story that would have had a snowball's chance with the mods.

Can you ever go wrong by mentioning boobies?


Just when i think I'm convinced you are the villan in this thread with all the etiquette shait you go and say that!
/Most inappropriate boner right now
//Stifler's mom?
///That's braggin rights there
 
2014-01-19 09:39:41 PM

doglover: Who the hell invites people to their own wedding anniversary?

How narcissistic do you have to be?



Can't you read? The article clearly says

"...this party will be an open bar. "


I don't care how narcissistic she is, there is free booze! She should have a party every year.

In conclusion, the world need more of this kind of person.
 
2014-01-19 09:43:29 PM

ArcadianRefugee: AgentPothead: ArcadianRefugee:

Keep skipping over the part where we took the time to contact her and she said it was fine and then went passive aggressive after the fact. I'll just be standing over.

Keep ignoring the part where all I have done thus far is cite the rules of etiquette; I made little to no comment beyond that.

So, to repeat, clarify, and comment:

* if +1's were noted on the invitation, she has no room to complain.
* if +1's were not noted on the invitation, the guest was in the wrong.

Go ahead; I'll wait. I'll "just be standing over" as well.

If I said more than that regarding either party detailed in the article, please point it out to me and I will acknowledge my error. Otherwise, please show how contacting the person affects anything (the rules of etiquette) I've stated.


You do not invite half of a couple to a social event without giving offense. If the person is not a part of a couple, the plus one rule comes into play. If it is an established couple it is deeply, unspeakably rude to invite one partner to a social situation and deliberately exclude the other person. We are not talking about someone rustling up a  date for a party. We are talking about a couple. There is no way this says anything other than, "We like you, but we cannot stand your taste in partners. Be a dear and show up on this date, but tell the person you love that we cannot abide her." Clearly the letter writer knows this, or she would not assume that the couple would assume their partners should come, too.

There is only one way to get around this. If you know the half of the couple you dislike is out of town, you can invite the person you like over for a nice meal or out for a drink. If that turns into a huge bash, well, that's just how things worked out.
 
2014-01-19 09:45:36 PM

FirstNationalBastard: C'mon... a necktie with jeans and Chucks? I bet he has an iphone, too!


25.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-01-19 09:50:01 PM

ArcadianRefugee: Can you ever go wrong by mentioning boobies?


NOPE.
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Please note that I Could Be Wrong....
 
2014-01-19 10:03:12 PM
danceswithcrows: ArcadianRefugee: Can you ever go wrong by mentioning boobies?

NOPE.
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Please note that I Could Be Wrong....


Not
 
2014-01-19 10:25:25 PM
i41.tinypic.com
 
2014-01-19 10:41:44 PM

mjjt: [i41.tinypic.com image 445x640]


Thats McDonalds!
/I'm lov'in it!
 
2014-01-19 11:20:33 PM
I just finished watching The Help so the first question has me laughing maniacally.
 
2014-01-19 11:45:08 PM
Mr. Teedee and I have talked about doing a 5 year shindig.

The reason is this: we were engaged for years, flat busted broke, and couldn't afford a wedding. We had a friend who was liscensed marry us. In his dining room. After which he promptly went to a club with his missus whilst we watched their rugrats for them. Mr. Teedee worked. I read comic books. That was pretty much it, lol. It would've been nice to have some kind of...something. Ya know?

*Shrug* Maybe it's just me.
 
2014-01-20 12:36:31 AM
Cover up the leathery old saddlebags, grannies.
 
2014-01-20 01:00:02 AM

dj_bigbird: What 40+ yr old cleavage might look like
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That's not 40 year old cleavage. That's a 40 year old with.... I dunno, 10, 20 year old cleavage? Depends how long since she got the implants.
 
2014-01-20 01:01:24 AM
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2014-01-20 01:37:22 AM

Teedee: Mr. Teedee and I have talked about doing a 5 year shindig.

The reason is this: we were engaged for years, flat busted broke, and couldn't afford a wedding. We had a friend who was liscensed marry us. In his dining room. After which he promptly went to a club with his missus whilst we watched their rugrats for them. Mr. Teedee worked. I read comic books. That was pretty much it, lol. It would've been nice to have some kind of...something. Ya know?

*Shrug* Maybe it's just me.


I'm not an expert on manners but it seems like if you didn't really have a wedding ceremony where you could invite all of the people you would have invited at the time of the wedding it seems fair to throw a wedding after the fact.  Given the divorce rate and the fact that money tends to be a huge factor in relationship issues you sound like you made the right call in not wasting a ton of money on a wedding that you couldn't afford.
I say if you want to have an actual ceremony and a reception go for it but it may come off as less than classy if you had a wedding registry if you've been married for this long.  If I got an invite to such wedding I'd get a gift because it seems like the thing to do but that's just me.
 
2014-01-20 01:49:28 AM

Teedee: Mr. Teedee and I have talked about doing a 5 year shindig.

The reason is this: we were engaged for years, flat busted broke, and couldn't afford a wedding. We had a friend who was liscensed marry us. In his dining room. After which he promptly went to a club with his missus whilst we watched their rugrats for them. Mr. Teedee worked. I read comic books. That was pretty much it, lol. It would've been nice to have some kind of...something. Ya know?

*Shrug* Maybe it's just me.


Just "renew your vows" and have your party. No need for an incredibly meaningful date, just pick one that works for everyone and throw a memorable shindig that you can mischievously grin about whenever it comes up again.
 
2014-01-20 02:04:31 AM

brimed03: miss diminutive: doglover: Who the hell invites people to their own wedding anniversary?

How narcissistic do you have to be?

Some people like to throw parties. Last year I threw a party to celebrate 8 years since I had my braces removed. Served corn on the cob, toffee and bubblegum and we all sat around flossing.

/not really

Ahh, braces haven't come off yet?


8 years since they were removed. I would've gone insane having them this whole time.
 
2014-01-20 03:16:48 AM

ArcadianRefugee: AgentPothead: ArcadianRefugee: Mikey1969: "... in two cases, people I have never seen before or since... "

The nerve of some people to invite dates that you didn't personally know... I can't believe that wedding guests would be so rude as to date without getting previous clearance from you! Where have everyone's manners gone?

Sounds stupid . . . unless you bother to include the first part of the sentence: "However, the worst was people showing up with dates who were clearly not invited . . .."

Simple:

"We invite you" means you; don't bring guests.
"...and a guest" means you and whomever you wish; I have little room to comment.

That's stupid

I'm not sure what it is you are citing as stupid.

because some of the invitations expressly invited both of the couple

So both were invited; no problem there.

For the people she didn't know were dating anybody, she didn't list they could bring a guest.

In which case they shouldn't have brought one. If they wanted to bring a date, they should have gotten an OK beforehand.

On the flip side, it was bad manners of her to not say "+1".

Then she got upset when they did bring a guest.

Righfully so.

since she didn't even take the time to ask her friends if hey, maybe are you dating somebody or are you still single, she just assumed they would all show up alone.

It's not for the the host to ask their potential guests such questions. If you wish to allow a +1, then you do so blindly; it may go unfulfilled, or be fulfilled by someone you might not otherwise have invited personally. If you do not say "+1" then, guests shouldn't bring one.

I mean, this is all simple etiquette.


As a host:

If you wish to invite someone, you invite that person.

If that someone is married, you expressly invite them and their spouse on a single invitation. Married couples are exactly that: couples; with one comes the other, like it or not.

If they are dating but in a long-term relationship ("Bob and Doug have been together for 7 years") y ...


Nope.  It's 2014.

You can invite a married person without inviting the SO, if you're inviting NO couples.  The invitation should clarify that this is the case.  If you do intend to invite more than one person in a relationship to a no couples event, both should be sent individual invitations clarifying that it is not a couples event.

If you are inviting ANY couples at all whatsoever, it's unspeakably rude to invite someone you know is in a relationship and not invite the SO(s).  Therefore, the person you invite can assume that it was an innocent omission, and RSVP with a +1 (or in the case of a poly relationship a +whatever).

If you think there's a possibility that a guest may be in a relationship and you're inviting couples, it's also unspeakably rude not to invite a +1.  Again, it's appropriate for the invitee to assume your omission was accidental and RSVP with a +1.

If you are 100% SURE that a person is single, then it may be appropriate to send an invitation to that person only if couples are being invited.  But be aware, this should essentially ONLY be used for those persons who have taken vows of celibacy.  Otherwise, you should consider that there is a possibility that a relationship exists, and issue a +1.

For a person receiving an unspeakably rude invitation omitting the +1 while in a relationship, they have the option assuming that it was an inadvertent omission, and RSVPing with the +1, the option of politely declining the invitation, or the option of treating the invitation as if it had never arrived and not responding at all.  You are not entitled to a response in this case, you should fully expect that your invitation may be tossed without acknowledgment without violating any protocol.

If a +1 is issued to a person you know to be in a poly relationship, expect it to be treated as if you'd sent a +0 invitation to a person you know to be in a relationship.

It is still inappropriate to attend a RSVP event without responding.
 
2014-01-20 04:11:28 AM

FirstNationalBastard: I love the sun damaged, freckled cleavage of a 40-something who dresses inappropriately for her age, trying to recapture her youth.


And I like it when women of an age that I can ogle without societal stigma dress inappropriately.

Though freckled cleavage of any age is nice.
 
2014-01-20 06:00:13 AM

pushcart: ArcadianRefugee: UsikFark: TuteTibiImperes: quatchi: Lord Jubjub: 433: (the bit about the cleavage is the second question, toward the bottom of the page)

The first question is a lot more interesting.

Think that's one of those YMMV things.

Proper RSVP etiquette and strategy for keeping loud drunks away from your party is all very interesting but overly exposed cleavage even 40 year old cleavage I believe trumps it.

I would really actually have to see the overly exposed cleavage in question to make a final determination of course, I'm just speaking generally.

What 40-something year old cleavage might look like:

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Is it still cleavage if they aren't quite touching?

Moreso, actually; the whole point of "cleaving" is separation.

Not only that, "hew" can mean to cleave or to adhere.

I propose calling the décolletage
"hewage" to describe both the touching and non-touching instances.


Point of order: "Cleave" has two diametrically opposed definitions (in fact, I thought it was the only such word in English until you mentioned 'hew'): it can mean to split apart ("With a mighty blood from his axe, Conan cleaved his opponent in twain") or to stick together ("Rose's mouth was dry, her tongue cleaving to the roof of her mouth").
 
2014-01-20 07:59:57 AM

doglover: Who the hell invites people to their own wedding anniversary?

How narcissistic do you have to be?


Her parties sound stuffy and boring and she sounds like an uptight biatch.
 
2014-01-20 09:06:27 AM

marsgwar: TuteTibiImperes: Yeah, it sounds like Coontzilla didn't get to feel as superior and exclusionary as she wanted to at her wedding, so now she's ready for a second go 5 years later.

I thinking who really wants to go to a party thrown by her anyways.


Open bar.

Just try to avoid Mrs Hitler, the organizer whilst you're there.
 
2014-01-20 10:22:33 AM

Teedee: Mr. Teedee and I have talked about doing a 5 year shindig.

The reason is this: we were engaged for years, flat busted broke, and couldn't afford a wedding. We had a friend who was liscensed marry us. In his dining room. After which he promptly went to a club with his missus whilst we watched their rugrats for them. Mr. Teedee worked. I read comic books. That was pretty much it, lol. It would've been nice to have some kind of...something. Ya know?

*Shrug* Maybe it's just me.


Why don't you wait to see if you actually make it to "10."
 
2014-01-20 12:33:14 PM

docmattic: pushcart: ArcadianRefugee: UsikFark: TuteTibiImperes: quatchi: Lord Jubjub: 433: (the bit about the cleavage is the second question, toward the bottom of the page)

The first question is a lot more interesting.

Think that's one of those YMMV things.

Proper RSVP etiquette and strategy for keeping loud drunks away from your party is all very interesting but overly exposed cleavage even 40 year old cleavage I believe trumps it.

I would really actually have to see the overly exposed cleavage in question to make a final determination of course, I'm just speaking generally.

What 40-something year old cleavage might look like:

[cdn.glamcheck.com image 580x768]

Is it still cleavage if they aren't quite touching?

Moreso, actually; the whole point of "cleaving" is separation.

Not only that, "hew" can mean to cleave or to adhere.

I propose calling the décolletage
"hewage" to describe both the touching and non-touching instances.

Point of order: "Cleave" has two diametrically opposed definitions (in fact, I thought it was the only such word in English until you mentioned 'hew'): it can mean to split apart ("With a mighty blood from his axe, Conan cleaved his opponent in twain") or to stick together ("Rose's mouth was dry, her tongue cleaving to the roof of her mouth").


Then there's "fast"

Either rapid or completely still.
 
2014-01-20 01:19:18 PM
The grown lady's cleavage is none of anyone's business but her own.

The lady in the other story with the anniversary party is being an ass.  If you can't afford to plan on being able to happily provide for some divergence from the invitations and RSVPs, you should have planned a cheaper party you can afford.  I can't imagine worrying about a few showing up that hadn't confirmed or a few showing up with a guest.  When you make arrangements like ordering food, normal people plan for some of that and get some extra food, have extra chairs, etc.  If you're having to pare it down and figure out to the individual confirmed guests, rethink the idea and do something you can provide more of with less worry.

I think a five year anniversary party of some sort is fine, but it sounds like this lady is being WAY over the top about it.  Five years should be really really casual.  And a 5 year anniversary party shouldn't be stressful for the hostess.  If you're throwing a bash at the 5 year mark, it should be because you're happy and you're the kind of person who is good at/ loves throwing parties.  I celebrate some pretty minor stuff sometimes, but it's because we wanna get together with our pals and have a great time.  5 years isn't one of those milestones where you feel like you sort of have to throw a party because social convention is forcing it on you.  It's perfectly acceptable to just have a nice dinner with your husband.
 
2014-01-20 11:03:44 PM

AgentKGB: Sorry I should have specified. A 5 year anniversary celebration in terms of the couple themselves going out for supper or something, yes. But booking a hall and inviting people and asking for presents?!


I don't see them asking for presents.
 
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