Hypothetical Situation of the Day [Aug 26th]

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You're invited to a big BBQ at a coworker's house. You show up in a very casual outfit (hey, it's only a BBQ right?) only to arrive and find out everyone is dressed in semi formal attire. Apparently this is a very swank BBQ!

What do you do?

 
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Hmmm.... I'd act cool, calm and collect. I wouldn't even let it affect me. My co-worker should've let me know it was a swanky BBQ. And if she's that concerned, then maybe she'll let me borrow one of her outfits.

 
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I'd be mad at my co-worker. And leave.

I do not like feeling like an outcast.

 
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id stay

i would be angry ofcourse

but u'll only look more ridiculous if your seen coming back changed

 
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At the arrival.. i'd be upset probably.. but i'd keep it to myself, act like i don't even realize it.. lol.. forget about it and have fun


 
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I'd be irritated the co worker didnt tell me, but also have a bit of a giggle at a whole lot of people dressed in semi formal clothing at a BBQ. like wth? who does that?

I'd try and have a good time regardless of what I was wearing. It really depends how well you get along with your co-worker, if you get along really well and they're fun people then I'd probably forget I was dressed differently, but anyone holding a semi formal bbq sounds like a jerk, so I'd leave early, LOL

anyway, to be honest i always dress on the more dressy side of casual - I usually dress up more than my friends and as long as I felt good in what I was wearing then I guess it wouldnt matter..

 
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Well, the story behind this one didn't actually happen to me but happened to a friend of mine. She went thinking it was going to be a casual back yard BBQ and it ended up being this big thing at her coworkers house that was practically a mansion! They even had champagne and caviar at a darn BBQ!

 
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I'd stay and try to have a good time. Who would presume that a BBQ is going to be a semi formal occasion? After the BBQ sometime I would let my co-worker know that I didn't appreciate how they didn't inform me that it was semi-formal.

Then again knowing me they could have told me and I would have forgotten.

 
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Originally Posted by Aprill849 /img/forum/go_quote.gif get me a plate of food and take it on home!!!! LMAO!!! Too funny, April!!!
Depends if I was wearng a dress or in male mode....

I do love BBQ....

I'd stay, chances are if I was wearing a dress they would be staring at me no matter what they were wearing!!! lol What kind of BBQ??? Memphis or KC? Not NC... wouldn't stay for that but Texas style I would .. hehe

Karren

 
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hmmm, i think i wouldve stayed, if u were to know where the event was taking place u usually dress for that anyways, like if that area was all posh etc etc. i noe i do!!

 
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I'd just put a huge smile on my face, act confident, and start mingling. Once I was back at work, I'd ask my coworker why he/she didn't tell me how dressy it was going to be.

 
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i stay around for alittle while, but sneak out early. i think i'd feel a bit uncomfortable.

 
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go with the flow, theres really not much you can do.

oooo and take joy when the people who are dressed up stain theyre clothes with bbq sauce.

 
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It would definitely make me angry not being aware of the dress code however, i would just pretend to have a good time and probably never attend another invitation that he/she has..LOL

 
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Whenever I am invited to a BBQ or anything, I never ever ever show up in something really casual. I'll do a nice top and maybe some dark jeans and cute shoes. I always look put together, so I wouldn't panic at all.

 

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