B: I didn't have any big plans.
A: We are putting together a birthday party for Mary.
B: That sounds like fun. Where will it be?
A: We thought it would be fun to have a pool party at Jay's house.
B: Oh good! Can I bring anything?
A: We will be providing hot dogs, hamburgers, and cake, but people can bring side dishes.
B: I am assuming that the dress is casual.
A: Dress casually and bring your bathing suit!
B: Wonderful. Just e-mail me the time and date and I'll be there.
A: Robert, do you have plans for the weekend?
B: I have nothing definite planned.
A: Saturday is Mary's birthday, and we are throwing her a party.
B: Sure, I could come to her party. Where are you going to have it?
A: It's going to be a pool party at Jay's apartment building.
B: That sounds like fun. Is it a *potluck?
A: We would like for people to help us by bringing side dishes and drinks.
B: The dress will be casual then?
A: Make sure to bring your bathing suit, and dress casually.
B: Sounds great. Just drop me an e-mail with the time you've picked.
* If you take pot luck, you decide to do something even though you do not know what you will get as a result.
If you haven't made an appointment, take pot luck and knock on the door...
He scorns the `pot-luck' approach.
A: Robert, are you going to be in town this weekend?
B: I don't have anything scheduled yet.
A: We were wondering if you would like to come to Mary's birthday party on Saturday.
B: I would enjoy coming to Mary's party. Will it be at your house?
A: The party will be at Jay's house out by the pool.
B: Will everyone be pitching in with some food?
A: It would be great if you could bring a side dish, but the rest of the food will be provided.
B: What should we wear?
A: This is a pool party, so make sure to bring your bathing suit.
B: Sounds like we'll have a great time. When you've figured out the details, drop me an e-mail.