This is the story of a wedding where is was the FOB who made the scene…
First of all I have to give a little bit of background. In my country, the couple pays for the wedding, not the parents. It is also very common that the gifts are opened during reception. Because of that it is also very common that people make a little prank of the gift, like hiding money inside a really ugly garden gnome (that the couple have to break to get the money out) or wrap the gift nicely and then put the parcel inside a bigger box and wrap that box also and so on.
I also like to point out that the FOB usually is a very kind, quiet man who never makes any fuss over anything, hence we were all very surprised at what happened at the wedding of his youngest daughter, my husband’s cousin.
Anyway, the FOB has a interest in sports. On the day of the wedding there was a game scheduled. The ceremony was beautiful and everybody enjoyed the reception. There was a lovely three course dinner being served. During dinner FOB started to make rather loud remarks to his neighbor about whether or not dinner would be over in time for the game. The remarks were louder and louder. All guests tried to ignore him as we thought is was rather impolite of him.
We finish the meal, the cake was cut and everybody was chatting and were trying to get to know the new in-laws. The game is about to start and before everybody is served the cake, the FOB puts the TV on in the reception hall (the reception was held at a reception area of a church where they have lots of different kind of activities during the week, like movie night for the teens, hence the TV). He and some of the men start to watch the game. Ok, fine, they weren’t really bothering anyone even though the rest of us found it a bit rude.
Then it was time to open the presents. Because of the above mentioned, that is a rather loud moment, everybody wants to see the presents being opened, laughing about the pranks, admiring the nice gifts and taking photos. This annoyed the FOB who started to increase the volume of the TV and finally started to scream that we all should be quiet, they couldn’t hear the game!!
So, on his own daughters wedding, instead of participating in the festivities, he was watching a game, screamed at the guests because they disturbed the game and refused to do the traditionally father-daughter dance since the game was not over yet. 0626-13