I only invite close friends. They love beer just as much as I do, so it's usually not a problem.
As for Facebook, I really, really hate how people treat events so casually there. You set up an event, a dozen people accept and only half show up. It's as if people think no one gets hurt if they're lying, because it's just Facebook. If you receive a written invitation and you call back to accept it, you don't just decide not to come. If you do, you at least call them back up and deliver some lame influenza excuse.
On Facebook there's even a "maybe" option, but people still choose to accept the invitation and then not show up. Why? Because declining makes you look like more of an @#%^ than accepting and not showing up? @#%^ing hell, did we give up on the whole consequence concept without anyone telling me?
I don't set up Facebook events, because I know what's going to happen. A dozen people accept, 50-ish say "maybe" and then a handful of people show up, plus a couple of strays from the decline list who thought that declining wasn't final. When I set up parties, I tell people, face to face, or over the phone. If they accept and then don't show up, I bring down the righteous fury, man. And unless they've got one hell of a good excuse, they don't get invited next time. Maybe they don't care if they get invited next time, but at least then you know who's NOT coming.
Facebook... it's turned a world full of @#%^wits into @#%^s. God, I hate that curly-haired bastard who came up with the idea to create a global, perpetual high school experience.
Also, more beer! Need some pork to go with it, though. Be right back.
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