People who turn up BANG on the start of a party

(101 Posts)
HellothisisJoanie Fri 16-Nov-12 17:16:49

please dont.

ArthurandGeorge Fri 16-Nov-12 18:35:08

We are always late.

This is not usually intentional or in anyway related to trying to be cool, more the general disorganisation of our lives and trying to get out of the house.

HellothisisJoanie Fri 16-Nov-12 18:33:58

Friend wAs considerate.

Floggingmolly Fri 16-Nov-12 18:33:48

lower middle??? I don't think so. If I was sent to walk round the block I'd walk in the other direction and you wouldn't see me again.
Wiping surfaces? hmm Bet your parties are a bleeding riot, Mrs. Bouquet.

Slubberdegullion Fri 16-Nov-12 18:26:50

dont mind people being on -time

do mind folk who think they are fashionable late but are just taking the piss late. You are getting the scrapings of the cannellini bean hummus, losers.

The very worst, and women are the pricipal offenders, are the pitiful door knockers. tippity tap tap, like they are expecting me to open it with a violent WHOOSH and shout WHAT? at them.
I invited you to a party, just knock on the door like you mean it.
pissing door tipper tappers giving me the cross face before you have even come in

DameFanny Fri 16-Nov-12 18:26:34

There's an etiquette topic?!

I must explore...

Oblomov Fri 16-Nov-12 18:24:47

Op sent her friend to walk round the block whilst she wiped the surfaces?
op thus has poor time management, and is not very nice to get supposed friends.

stubbornstains Fri 16-Nov-12 18:19:07

I do agree with turning up to meet friends at a pub on time though. Even if you take a book it can be a pretty grim hollow feeling sitting there on your own and trying not to look at the door for half an hour.

Yama Fri 16-Nov-12 18:18:47

See, I break out in a rash at the thought of being late. However, at the same time I know I'm being a pain in the arse when I arrive on time to certain events.

My addiction to being on time always wins though.

fretfree Fri 16-Nov-12 18:14:35

Depends on the culture as well - North European tend to be much more on time, Southern Europe a lot less so. I had friends in Ecuador who actually used to send three timings out for a dinner party depending on where their guests came from: North Europeans/Americans - the time they wanted them to arrive; Southern Europeans - 1-2 hours earlier; Ecuadorians - 2-3 hours earlier! Mind you, this is in a country that had a "national be on time day" to try and counter the loss to the economy brought about by the fact that everyone was always late

HellothisisJoanie Fri 16-Nov-12 18:13:30

sparkle and fin you are welcome at mine half an hour late

Yes indeed to pressie.

I'm off to wine bar with friend - we have table booked. If she's fashionably late I'll launch into the Black Tower without her...

Finbar Fri 16-Nov-12 18:12:57

Go sparkle Joanie!

HellothisisJoanie Fri 16-Nov-12 18:12:37

present as WELL finny?
shock

oh larks I dont always do that

noddyholder Fri 16-Nov-12 18:11:47

There are certain friends I would like there early but its never them who are

Finbar Fri 16-Nov-12 18:11:31

Bottle of nice wine.
Beer )- and I have seen men bring just enough for themselves to drink - shame on you!)
Pressie for the host - (Demis Roussos album for Abigail)

HellothisisJoanie Fri 16-Nov-12 18:11:27

anyway got to go - theres a party at 6.30 I am invited to. and i am still in slobwear

HellothisisJoanie Fri 16-Nov-12 18:10:16

i would only be on time for a FINE FRIENDS party so i was first person there.

i would HATE it otherwise

noddyholder Fri 16-Nov-12 18:10:14

One bottle! My friends are all drunks and bring 2 minimum

HellothisisJoanie Fri 16-Nov-12 18:09:48

finbar - you are a WISE WOMAN

I'm fully on board with tequila stubborn

scrappydappydoo Fri 16-Nov-12 18:09:05

Always on time for everything - if it says 7 I turn up at 7. But then again I'm not insecure and so don't worry about whether people think I'm 'cool' or not. But then again none of friends would be bothered with all this [pmt emoticon]

oh god.

We also routinely polish off entire bottles of Baileys.

Can the beer be Special Brew?

Finbar Fri 16-Nov-12 18:08:24

10-30 mins late for drinks is fine and expected. Not so much for dinner.
Not so late that it is rude.
Just give the host time to pour herself a drinks and change out of her kaftan!

stubbornstains Fri 16-Nov-12 18:08:18

Oh yes, one bottle of wine only is quaite correct.

(hoiks bosom).

And one bottle of tequila grin

HellothisisJoanie Fri 16-Nov-12 18:07:51

IM too busy to be on time.

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