It must be a forgotten art. Lost in the pages of the etiquette books. A lesson in courtesy which was not taught or learned. Or, could it possibly be, that a non-response is a polite way of ignoring the person who extended the invitation? A statement on social levels, class, who belongs?
It appears that "no replies" are standard in this area. It is hard to believe that common courtesy is not observed when everyone works so hard to impress. After all, isn't that one of the signs of having class or being of "quality"...having impeccable manners? Too bad there is no Striver's Row.
Sistah Girl suggests that the directors of these mentoring programs where the youth are being taught the proper way to behave in "public" take a refresher course. It's in order.
Be safe. Be Blessed.