Hollywood frets about paparazzi trying to break into Kim Kardashian's wedding.
And Washington is beset by President Obama trying to crash the House chamber.
It's likely that such a maneuver would have failed to impress Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson.
The Salahis may have scoffed for its sheer lack of audacity.But worst of all, Emily Post and Judith Martin would have shaken their heads.
After all, most believe it's a social faux pas to invite yourself over.
"I respectfully request the opportunity to address a Joint Session of Congress on September 7, 2011, at 8:00 pm," wrote President Obama to House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) around noontime Wednesday.
The president's entreaty to speak to Congress in prime-time, State of the Union-style, triggered a strange, "only inside the Beltway" kerfuffle which focused on the rules of etiquette and decorum.
Usually the Speaker of the House invites the president to Congress for remarks. It's the speaker's invitation to extend.