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Old 07-13-2019, 07:39 AM
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PT friends, you always give great advice. I received text from a school friend (younger crowd, but a friend) that sounded like a second text to a group. This was my first communication with this person this summer. She is a dear, however, I've not been invited to social events and I'm OK with that.
It was a date, time, place - no identifying info on location or reason - with a request to a few others to bring their usual again this year. I thought it was a mistake, but thought I'd be rude if I didn't acknowledge. I responded ???? and she replied, it's a picnic at (place) on the (date), if you're free.
I'd love to go and socialize, but not sure what is polite. Your thoughts on how to respond.....


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Old 07-13-2019, 07:52 AM
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I would go, if I wanted to see those colleagues. Text back and see what you can bring...not sure if it is potluck or everyone brings their own food.


If you don't want to, say you have plans but thanks for thinking of me.
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Old 07-13-2019, 07:53 AM
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It sounds to me as if the two of you get along well, but are not close friends. She has invited you to the picnic, (although the first communication was awkward) and you want to go. Accept and have fun.
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Old 07-13-2019, 07:56 AM
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It sounds like they started planning something and then thought of other people that may enjoy it - like you.

Sometimes I have events with just a few close friends and other times we include a bunch of others when it would work. It's not that we don't want to include others, but sometimes it's hard to get a commitment out of them and then we don't know how many people to save seats for, etc...

I'd just respond with a simple, "Sounds fun! What can I bring?"
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Old 07-13-2019, 08:34 AM
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Go to the picnic and have fun.


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Old 07-13-2019, 09:07 AM
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How is it impolite to attend a function to which you were invited? I think I'm missing something. If you wanna go, then go!
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Old 07-13-2019, 09:43 AM
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It also could have been your phone honestly. Iíve noticed a lot of Kong texts get split into 2-3.... and sometimes I never get the first part, or theyíre out of order. She also couldíve just been multitasking and didnít give all the info at once. If you wanna go, go 💁🏼
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Old 07-13-2019, 05:39 PM
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I would go and have a good time. You were invited. You want to socialize. Go.
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