We recently had a family reunion which brought about the usual reminiscing. This story is from about 20 years ago and we still can’t get over it.When my father’s cousin got married we were invited to large co-ed wedding shower for the couple and were asked in addition to gifts to please bring a bottle of liquor for the shower and leave it “to stock the bar at the reception.”Flash forward several months to the reception which was COMPLETELY DRY! Asking your friends and loved ones to chip in for your wedding costs is one thing but this was a whole new level of crass. 0724-12
It just goes to show that if you think you can get away with some crass, tacky thing, your relatives will remember for decades as the story becomes evil family folklore.
And it’s bad but still not quite as bad as one of my favorite Ehell stories where the co-workers were invited to an employee shower and were requested by the MOH to bring a dish to share that evening but also a bottle of champagne. It wasn’t until after the food was eaten and the gifts all opened that the MOH, on behalf of the bride, thanked the guests for coming, informed them all that none of them would be attending the wedding but thanked them for their contribution of champagne to be used at a reception none of them were invited. That story is somewhere in the old archives..someone care to find it?