Q: I RSVP’d yes to a party, but the night of the soiree something came up at the last minute. I didn’t call the hostess because I didn’t want to interrupt her preparations. Right or Wrong move?
A: Wrong. Let your hostess know you won’t be there with a quick phone call–not a text or an e-mail. This is an interruption she’ll prefer to wondering where you are and possibly having an extra place setting at the table. Worth noting: A legit reason to cancel is illness or a work emergency, not that you’d rather spend the evening with takeout and Mad Men