Good Day All!
I fear I may have made a terribly rude misstep at a baby shower this weekend.
As a side note, the shower was for my husbands side of the family, so I didn't know many of the people very well. It was also two hours away, and we were asked to pick up the daughter of the hostess from college on our way (not that we minded).
When we walked in, we were greeted by someone taking our gifts and placing them with the others and then were handed a small clipboard with a little yellow envelope attached to it. I was then instructed to write my name and mailing address on it. I stared down at the item, and said "Seriously?"
My mother-in-law was walking by with another armload of gifts and commented "Now isn't that much easier for everyone?"
I glanced at her and said "I'm sorry, I have been spending too much time reading the Wedding Ettiquette chat boards." I then just shut up and filled out the envelope.
Me and my big mouth. I was told later that the hostess had actually overheard me and was horrified.
I feel like I should apologize. Is there a method of smoothing this over without making it much worse?