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Etiquette School is in session! => "What an interesting assumption." => Topic started by: whiterose on February 04, 2010, 08:05:12 PM

Title: My own interesting assumption- oops
Post by: whiterose on February 04, 2010, 08:05:12 PM
A colleague invited me (via Facebook email) to dinner tomorrow to discuss something. I assumed automatically it would be at her house since she mentioned her husband. So I mentioned seeing her house and pets! Turns out she intended it to be at a local restaurant.

Jumped to conclusions again!
Title: Re: My own interesting assumption- oops
Post by: JonGirl on February 04, 2010, 11:32:26 PM



Oops!. I wouldn't worry about it, but didn't she mention that it would be at a restaurant on the invitation?
Title: Re: My own interesting assumption- oops
Post by: whiterose on February 05, 2010, 09:37:07 PM
I don't know. We went there today. Friend's husband treated all of us. My helping with the tip went smoothly- he wanted to leave a cash tip and asked if anyone had a dollar bill so I gave him a few that would leave a share of my portion. Had a great time with them.
Title: Re: My own interesting assumption- oops
Post by: Odyssey on May 18, 2010, 01:03:58 AM
Depending on the wording it could be easily misconstrued. Would you like to go out to dinner with us? VS. Would you like to have dinner with us?

The later form makes it less obvious what the plans are and if they aren't suggesting/getting suggestions on a restaurant in the email I would probably assume it was at their home as well.