U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Virginia > Northern Virginia
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 09-21-2015, 11:11 AM
 
4,659 posts, read 7,730,317 times
Reputation: 4820

Advertisements

Chances of finding something available for Christmas Eve when most restaurants close early (except for Chinese) are extremely slim.

At my former hotel, we did not accept group bookings for Christmas Eve. We closed our restaurant, bar and catering facilities at 2pm on Christmas Eve.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 09-21-2015, 11:22 AM
 
507 posts, read 344,449 times
Reputation: 1150
Quote:
Originally Posted by ocngypz View Post
Chances of finding something available for Christmas Eve when most restaurants close early (except for Chinese) are extremely slim.

At my former hotel, we did not accept group bookings for Christmas Eve. We closed our restaurant, bar and catering facilities at 2pm on Christmas Eve.
Reminds me of my dopey sister, who booked us for a meal on Christmas day at the hotel she was staying at. The workers were miserable and the food was awful and took a long time to get to us because of the skeleton crew.

With all the other days of the year, there really isn't a reason to have a baby shower on Christmas Eve. Any time in the last two or three months of the pregnancy will do.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-21-2015, 11:32 AM
 
519 posts, read 703,708 times
Reputation: 624
Oh for heaven's sake. Why does everyone feel the need to make all sorts of assumptions and be so critical? We have no idea what the situation is. It was a perfectly harmless question.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-21-2015, 11:46 AM
 
507 posts, read 344,449 times
Reputation: 1150
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vectorhead View Post
Oh for heaven's sake. Why does everyone feel the need to make all sorts of assumptions and be so critical? We have no idea what the situation is. It was a perfectly harmless question.
If you note, I asked for clarification in the beginning of the thread. There has been none.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-21-2015, 11:54 AM
 
10 posts, read 7,197 times
Reputation: 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by ocngypz View Post
At my former hotel, we did not accept group bookings for Christmas Eve. We closed our restaurant, bar and catering facilities at 2pm on Christmas Eve.
And I used to work in a church, so I can attest that Christmas Eve was easily the busiest day of the year for us. There's no way we could have accommodated a private group.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-21-2015, 11:55 AM
 
519 posts, read 703,708 times
Reputation: 624
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zennia View Post
If you note, I asked for clarification in the beginning of the thread. There has been none.
The OP doesn't have to give a reason. Or maybe she works. Still no reason for everyone to be so judgmental.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-21-2015, 01:00 PM
 
828 posts, read 702,628 times
Reputation: 2181
I for one was not being judgmental. I think we are just trying to help the OP manage their expectations.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-21-2015, 01:22 PM
 
519 posts, read 703,708 times
Reputation: 624
You're right, you're one of the people who wasn't being judgmental. It just strikes me as really odd that such an innocuous question has resulted in so many assumptions being made and so much finger wagging!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-21-2015, 02:28 PM
 
3,154 posts, read 3,069,662 times
Reputation: 8686
Quote:
Originally Posted by Carlingtonian View Post
The real question: Just how dirty is this baby?
They won't let me rep you again.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-21-2015, 02:30 PM
 
3,154 posts, read 3,069,662 times
Reputation: 8686
Quote:
Originally Posted by demidoodle View Post
And I used to work in a church, so I can attest that Christmas Eve was easily the busiest day of the year for us. There's no way we could have accommodated a private group.
I read the post as "by" that date, not on that date. I assumed that was the due date of the baby, or as close as they want to get to it, as that's generally the due date for the shower.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Virginia > Northern Virginia
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:24 PM.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top