So today I saw an invitation on Facebook for a baby shower. Seeing it had my SIL attending I opened it up. First thing I read was “It’s a Girl!” which shocked me as I thought my SIL is expecting a little boy. I soldiered on, taking note of the location. I saw 11 were attending…17 were Maybe…82 were not and 387 awaiting reply. 387??
I searched the invite text and realized that the person who created this invitation was NOT a friend of my SIL’s throwing said SIL a party, but a friend of my SIL who was throwing HERSELF a baby shower—with an invite open to the public. Oh, and in case anyone needed it, she was registered at (baby store) and here was her registry number. I took a quick peek at the registry and was pleasantly surprised to see it was for a reasonable number of useful items that varied in price, not the usually Gimme registry for expensive items no baby would ever need.
Then I saw a post that made me laugh. One of the invitees had posted to the event wall, “Congrats on your baby, but I don’t even know you, and don’t know why I was invited!” I had to decline as well.
Let this be a lesson that, if one is to make an online invitation to an event, it is best to mark it as private NOT public. 0802-11