I love reading these entries! It's shocking to see how little the people know about basic etiquette! If anyone wants, go here: Etiquette Hell and post your favorite ones! (My favorites are the ones where someone talks about what they think is apalling etiquette, and the owner of the site blasts them for their poor etiquette!) I don't know what people will think of this, but, FH an I were thinking of just having rolled up scrolls of TY notes on pretty paper and attached by one of those silver rings you buy at Michaels. We'll have them at the table for the reception so people can have each one of them. Its going to be our TY notes to everyone for coming. We just don't want to spend an entire week trying to write TY cards to everyone because we did that after our shower, and it took us 4 hours doing all of them. My mom thinks its a great idea. However, I can't help think that it seems a little lazy, but at the same time, very practical. May your guests rise up in rebellion at having to labor 2 to 6 hours of work earning the money for a wedding gift, having to spend at least an hour to shop for the gift, spend yet another 30 minutes wrapping it, and at least 20 minutes transporting it to the shower or wedding. Four to eight hours invested in gifting a lazy, ungrateful bride is simply too expensive in terms of time and money. Many years ago, I worked as an Accounting Clerk for a non-profit youth services organization. I cant mention the name of this organization, but I can tell you that they known for their annual cookie sales. I was employed there for almost five years and in that time I worked with some of the rudest, most inconsiderate people I have ever come in contact with. There were a few incidents that happened to me while I worked there that literally left me in tears. I wont go into those, but I can tell you about a few things that happened to me that I still laugh about. One day I came to work wearing a short-sleeved summer sweater in a rust color. I was walking down the hallway when one of my lovely co-workers stopped me and said, Im sorry, I just have to tell you that you look terrible in that sweater. Needless to say I was a little shocked, and being that I was still young and a little shy, I simply smiled and walked away. One other time there was a Board meeting in the conference room. It was one of those Well have lunch, so everybody bring a dish to pass type meetings. When the meeting ended and the Board members were cleaning up, I was on my break in the break room. One of the Board members came in and asked me if I knew were the trash bags were kept. I apologized and said I did not know. She began looking around for them. A moment later, another Board member came in and asked me the same question. Before I could answer, the first Board member replied, Dont ask her. She doesnt know anything! I exited the break room and left them to their search. Finally, the coup de grace. One year we had our annual Christmas lunch. It was another Bring a dish to pass type things. Now, I am probably the worlds worst cook, however, there are a few things I can bake pretty well and one of them is a cake which, while its actually quite easy to make, takes quite a while to prepare. I brought this cake in for the party and was quite pleased that so many people seemed to enjoy it. When the party was over, there was still a couple of pieces of cake left. Another of my lovely co-workers asked me if she could have another piece. I said, Of course, help yourself. While she was busy stuffing her face full of the cake I made, she said to me, Gee this is great cake. No wonder youre so fat.