As one of the more plan oriented people in my social circles, I use evite a lot. I’d estimate that I send out over 30 evites per year, and I respond to somewhere around 90 or 100 per year, probably more. I couldn’t tell you what percentage of my responses are yes, no, or maybe, but I can tell you that I respond.
I never could understand what’s so difficult about responding to an evite. You get an email, you click on the link, and once you read about the event, the time, the date, the location, you click twice more – once to indicate your status, and one to submit it. It’s that simple. Do you realize that the creator of the evite can see that you’ve read it already?
But I-66, sometimes the evite is sent too far in advance for me to plan.
Really? Not only is that a ricockulous statement to begin with, since all you have to do is just put it on your calendar and then – POOF – instant plan, but you can just click maybe and then make a revision later. At least then you’re replying. Besides, isn’t “it’s too far in advance” just another way of saying “I’m waiting for something better to come along”?
Okay, but what if I just don’t want to go to something and can’t think of a good excuse to give in my “no” response?
Where does it say you have to explain why you can’t come to something? People don’t have to explain why they are coming, so why should you have to explain the negative? If you can’t come, that’s all the organizer has to know. Why complicate things?
I don’t mean to make it seem as though I hate evite, because that’s not the case. I think it’s much more convenient than the big email to everyone, and don’t get me started on the criminal misuse of “reply all.”
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