Post # 1
Bees, I have a major dilemma. I just found out that I passed the Jeopardy! test and have an audition to be on the show on a Saturday in May…the same Saturday that I’m hosting my friend’s bridal shower. The invitations are printed and everything! I’ve tried out for four years and I’ve never made it before, so this is a HUGE deal to me, but I had no way of knowing I’d get asked to audition on that particular day (it could have been any time and the odds of getting picked are so slim! ). I’m scared to tell my friend because she’s been a bit of a bridezilla (sorry, I know that’s a hot topic these days on the bee but just take my word for it, it’s true in this case) and I’m afraid she’ll tell me not to go. This may be a once in a lifetime opportunity, but I don’t want to ruin my friendship or hurt her feelings. What do I do? Move the shower and try to find a weekend that works for us both and just edit the invitations by hand (thankfully they haven’t gone out) and apologize profusely? Or say no to Mr. Trebek? Help!
Post # 3
I would change the date of the shower and edit the invitations
Post # 5
If this was her wedding, then it would be different, but this is just a shower. AND, since the invites havn’t went out yet, it is totally feasible to change the date.
Explain to your friend that you still want to host the shower and immediately offer suggested dates. If I were her, I would be grateful that you were throwing me a shower in the first place & have no problem that the date be moved. It’s win-win b/c you both get what you want!
Post # 6
Honestly, a shower just isn’t that important. I would ask if anyone else can help you out, and host in your place, or pick another date.
Anyone that would tell you to miss a once in a life time, event you’ve tried to do for 4 years, that you have no control over the date on, isn’t a true friend in my opinion.
Post # 7
OMG you HAVE to try out for Jeopardy. that is so cool, btw, congrats!!
maybe you can just push it one day, to Sunday? same weekend?
Post # 9
ahhh most definitely Jep! good luck 🙂
Post # 10
This makes me the odd man out here but nevertheless…The rule of thumb that I was taught by my Mom is that you honor the commitment you have already made. Chances are this girlfriend is going to have way more impact on your life than Jeopardy.
I would,write the contestant coordinator and explain that you are hosting a bridal showwer and ask for a different date. You have already been accepted! It’s just a matter of getting a tryout scheduled. It’ll make a great story for you to tell when Alex interviews you when you are on the show.
Post # 11
UPDATE: They were originally going to have me try out in Chicago, but I wrote the coordinator to ask if I could get the city changed to be a little closer to where I live. I wasn’t holding out much hope, but shock of all shocks, she changed the city (there are several auditions going on at various points over the summer)!!! And with the change in city came a change in date :):):). No longer an issue!