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When guests cancel at the last minute


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When guests cancel at the last minute

maddogg280 | Mar 16, 2009 07:08 AM

Over the weekend, Hubby & I had planned a small dinner party with two other couples. At noon on Saturday, one couple canceled due to illness. I had already started cooking (multi-step cooking process with all ingredients already purchased), was not about to cancel our dinner and was very much looking forward to seeing the other couple.
Hubby and I picked up the phone and called around to some friends who are frequent guests at our home and started seeing if anyone had plans for the evening. We were able to find two singles who were happy to fill the empty seats.
It turned out to be a fun evening- I think even more so due to the two singles who were present (not that I don't like the original couple- they are just not as fun-loving and youthful-minded as the two singles). When we were phoning around to look for other guests, my hubby said it would be insulting to ask folks at the last minute. I thought it wouldn't be insulting given the circumstances of illness, the food already in the cooking process, etc.
What would you have done? Do you think it's insulting to invite guests at the last minute? Would you have just gone on with the evening with the one couple? I'm interested to hear other people's take on the situation.

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