Card party

by Joan
(Venice, Fla)

Once a month 6 couples meet to play euchre. Each time one couple leaves early telling everyone that they are tired. This is before 10 o'clock This leaves 5 couples unable to play. Everyone goes home. We all feel that this is very rude and manipulative. How can we handle this situation short of not inviting this couple?

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by: Ms Practical Etiquette

Hi Joan,

Thank you for your questions. The best way to handle it is for you to speak to them and explain the situation. You will likely need to put an upper limit on the time when the card game will end.

If that is not an alternative, is there another card game the remaining five couples could play post the 10:00 departure? This way it does not disrupt the rest of the evening.

Best of luck with your situations,

Ms. Practical Etiquette

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