(Closed) Dreaded High School Reunion

posted 6 years ago in Relationships
Post # 17
9012 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@MsGolightly:  I don’t know why you are being so snarky. My response wasn’t snarky at all.


Post # 18
222 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Christmas Tree Farm

If they ask you to help plan, I would politely decline by telling them that your plate is too full right now for you to take on another project. Then, wait until they set a date before you decline the actual invitation to attend. Reading a message doesn’t mean you have to immediately declare your intentions one way or the other.

Post # 19
1302 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Just tell her you’re not interested.  It’s not that big of a deal.  Personally, I would never attend one of my reunions  I am already in touch with the people who were/are important to me from high school and college.  But I hated my high school, and I went to a large university.  I attended my husband’s 20yr high school reunion last fall because he wanted to go, and it was fine.

Post # 20
2480 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

What I’d do is express polite but quite non-commital sentiments. Wish the organiser well in trying to get this arranged. Then when you get a firm date for the dreaded reunion you, equally politely, regret that you aren’t available on that day. 

Post # 21
1633 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

If you don’t want to go then don’t.  A quick reply “thanks for the invite to help plan, but I won’t be able to partciipate in the planning and unfortunately I will not be able to attend the reunion either.” Done. No one is offendes because you kept it short and sweet.

Post # 22
841 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

@MsGolightly:  Just say no. Why do you care what they think if they’re not your friends and you haven’t spoken to the original message sender in 10 years? Or just don’t reply.

Post # 23
1475 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I wouldn’t respond to the message at all. If you really feel obligated to reply to the message, I would write something like:

“Sorry, I’m really busy with work/life/whatever right now and unfortunaltey I won’t be able to help too much with the planning. But let me know the date and hopefully I’ll be able to make it!”

That gives you an excuse to get out of the planning and organizing of the event. Then when they come up with a date, say you are busy.


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