Scenario: someone I know was somehow left out of the invite for an after work party being paid for by the company.
When that someone queried if he should have received an invite too, there was awkward silence followed by random unrelated non-specific excuses and comments and feet-shuffling all round.
The next day, that someone then received an invite to the after work party along with weak excuse about accidentally being left off the invite list due to oversight.
So, what would YOU do now?
Would you still go?
Pros: free food and drink; making everyone else feel awkward.
Cons: feel like a 'beg friend'; have no dignity