Meeting Grandniece's Boyfriend's Parents

by Marie
(Chicago, Il.)

I got an email from my grandniece asking if I was

available to meet her boyfriend's parents but she
did not know the time and was to get back to me.
I never heard back. I sent her an email asked if
our signals crossed, giving her an "out" if plans
had changed. I still have not heard back from her
and it is now too late to attend anyway. I am a
76-year-old great aunt with health problems.

Isn't this somewhat rude. What should be my next step, if any?

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by: Ms P Etiquette

Dear Marie,

Yes, this is rude, but perhaps not intentional. There is nothing you can do about this, of course. Why not call her to ask how about the visit with her boyfriend's parents, showing genuine interest. It might shed some light on the situation.

Good luck.

Ms Practical Etiquette

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