Saturday, August 12, 2006

This blog, it seems, is a good outlet for venting my frustrations

We were invited to a birthday party for today, 4 pm, at the "Train Park."

We knew the family has a history of being late, so we didn't leave the house until 4:17. We arrived at the (hot, hot) park at 4:40.

We walked around the whole gigantic park in the (hot, hot) heat looking for the party.

We found no birthday party, but did run into a few other guests, so decided to play on the (hot, hot) playground for a few minutes and wait for the hosts/guest of honor to arrive.

They arrived at 5:40, One Hour And Forty Minutes After They Told Me To Arrive.

We stayed for another (hot, hot) hour to be gracious guests, then said something to the effect of being used to bithday parties that don't last much longer than 2 hours and we had to get home to Steve.

The pinata and cake had still not arrived.

Now, I know some Hispanic people like the all night celebratory affairs, and they all probably know that a party that starts at 4 o'clock doesn't really mean that people should show up at, heaven forbid, 4 o'clock. So is it culturally insensitive of me to be irritated? 'Cause I'm ALL ABOUT being culturally sensitive, but I just can't help thinking that this situation was just RUDE.

Tell me what you think.


Suzie Petunia said...

Anything that requires you to be outside when it is hot hot hot is NOT ACCEPTABLE. That is why I don't live in AZ. And yes, that was very rude of them. Are you still friends?

ahc said...

How rude!

(I'm the wrong one to ask though-- lateness is my biggest pet peeve. . .)

Kristine said...

Flat out, bad manners.
And I'm sad you didn't even get cake or candy.

It is blasted hot in AZ in August at 5 pm.