The party is tomorrow night and RSVPs are still trickling in.
I guess it's possibly because people are not particularly interested in it...but I suspect it's more likely that they are leaving it until the last minute to reply, just in case something better comes up.
A friend organised a party for a dozen or so people...on the night, all but one cancelled.
I have so often organised an event and not had people confirm their attendance until the very last minute.
It seems to be indicative of our society. We have so much choice, so much immediacy of information (remember the days when one would phone a week ahead at least to confirm something!) - I think it is turning us into a bad mannered and selfish world.
It seems to stretch to relationships (see the serial dater), careers (few people stay in the same career for a life time), hobbies and interests - we do lots but rarely commit to something for more than a short time. Or we will happily give something up in favour of a better opportunity and to heck with commitment or just giving our word.
Have you ever been dumped for a better offer? Ever ditched a friend or an event because something more exciting came up?