Okay, so I don't know if this is necessarily rude, per say, but I found it a bit annoying and nannyish. So the gathering at Alice and her hubby's house was this past Saturday, and some of the regulars were unable to attend due to conflicting events. My DH cancelled and explained that I was fried from the baby and needed some help at home, so he wouldn't be coming. Okay so the hosts knew already that folks couldn't make it, right? Right. This morning, I got an e-mail from Alice, from her work e-mail no less, addressed to all those who couldn't come and cc'ing the ones who were able to make it. It said she was disappointed we couldn't make it and hoped we could make the next one. I don't know if it's just my history with her, but it smacked of, "I'm watching you, and will log your absences. ALL OF YOU." Like, she already knew folks couldn't make it, why the need to send an e-mail like that? And to include everyone? It just seems like more of her overbearing behavior, but I might be over analyzing.