A Bride and Groom Demanded More Money from a Wedding Guest
Yes, you read that right, and no, it isn't a joke.
When I read this title, I was immediately interested. I mean, there's NO WAY a bride and groom would do this to somebody, right? It HAS to be a mistake.
Well, it's not.
"I recently attended an ex-colleague's wedding where, in response to a request for cash gifts, I sent what I thought was a pretty decent cheque (£100 if it matters, though I can't help feeling it shouldn't)
Last night I received an email which opened with a few comments about how glad they were to see everybody and how generous they'd all been, then said "we were surprised that your contribution didn't seem to match the warmth of your good wishes on our big day. In view of your own position, if you wanted to send any adjustment it would be thankfully received"
For someone who's not easily shocked I confess I'm utterly gobsmacked by this. So as not to drip feed I'll mention that "your own position" probably refers to a recent inheritance I've had, which maybe they expected something from (and this is an ex-colleague, remember, not a close friend or relative)
Please, anyone, what do I do now? I've never come across anything like this before and still can't quite believe they've done it - but since they have, should I reply, ring them, ignore it or what??"
My initial reaction to reading this was, "AW HELLLLL NO!" Never in my life would I ever dream of doing something like this! I don't care if the check was for $5, there's no chance I would ever tell another person that their gift wasn't enough. I would have immediately cancelled my check, if they hadn't already cashed it, and I would call them up to tell them that I've never seen a more blatant display of greed ever in my life. But, that's just me.
The woman says in a later post:
"It's unlikely I'll bump into the B&G much in future as I'm retired now, which is probably just as well. However I've just replied to her email with one sentence:
'I assume this was some sort of mistake?'"
What would you do if you were in this situation? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.