...and no one complained.
I mainly lurk on this board, but I read a similar thread on another board I visit and thought it would be interesting to see what your responses were.
The point of the thread was that just b/c no one complains when they attend your event does not mean that they approve of all your decisions or that everything was acceptable. It *does* mean that your guests were polite enough not to complain in your presence or in the presence of the hosts.
An example that was given:
-A rather long wedding ceremony held outdoors in the mid-summer heat. No drinks or shade (in the form of trees, umbrellas, tent, etc.) were provided to cool off the guests, but "we did this and no one complained."
Can you think of instances where you've heard that phrase? Or what about those situations where someone really believed their major faux pas was perfectly acceptable?