I thought of this when I read “Added Guests On The RSVP Want To Sing A New Song.”
On the day of an old friend’s reception, I was helping decorate the venue. Bride’s Aunt, also a friend of my family, asked me if I was singing at the reception. I told her no. She asked why. I stated the obvious: I hadn’t been asked to.
Just then the bride walks by, and Aunt stage-whispers to me that I should just ask the bride if I can sing, because, “she’ll say yes!”
I said, “No, I don’t think so.” On top of the faux pas of inviting oneself to sing at a reception, I’m sure the bride was busy enough with everything and didn’t need to be bothered by me or Aunt for such an odd request.
Aunt seemed to think I must deeply want to sing at the reception, but I’m not so desperate to perform that I invite myself to sing at other people’s events.
Maybe Aunt had the best of intentions, but it was the couple’s day, not mine. I really hope she never approached the bride with the idea, but if she did, the bride must have had a polite spine! 0627-12
Sing A Song of Spinefulness!
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