- 3 years ago
I went to go look at my first venue on Sunday. I was super excited and asked my grandmother if she would like to come along. Everyone- including my fiancé were out of town- so I couldn’t ask them.
I phoned and asked for a viewing. This venue, at least on the phone, sounded absolutely amazing! They asked if I would like to do lunch before the tour which I agreed to. Sounded like a way to sample some food and spend time with my grandma.
We got there and were seated. After we had placed our drink orders one of the assistant managers came over and introduced himself- saying that he would be taking care of us for the tour and would be ready as soon as we had finished lunch and were ready to go.
It was all great! The issue was with my grandmother.
I had told her in advance that there may be a bit of walking and if she was ok with that. But when we were finishing up our meal she demanded that a wheelchair be brought to her so she didn’t have to walk. I tried to tell her that I was sure wheelchairs on site were probably meant for emergencies not for just random use. (I swear if she had a cane I would have gotten a knock on the head for that comment).
The assistant was awesome and brought out a wheelchair at her request. He reassured me that there were two more on site and it wasn’t a big deal.
It all went downhill from there. First- I had to push her around in the wheelchair to get her to the spots that the assistant was showing us. And I admit at moments I left her in a corner because I would have to go upstairs to look at views and such. She didn’t like that- at all. She didn’t like the colors, she didn’t like the architecture, didn’t like the employees etc. Whereas I loved it.
At the end she very clearly expressed her displeasure with me and demanded that I hail her a taxi and pay for her to go home. I refused, saying that I had given her a ride and I would be driving her home, if she wanted a taxi she would have to arrange one for herself.
So she did after yelling at me in the lobby for a good ten minutes in front of employees and guests.
“I’m worthless and don’t treat my elders with respect. My marriage would never last if I got married here and no man would want to bind himself to me anyway”
I waited out of view until I saw her get in a taxi- then went home.
It’s just another ‘thing’ with this wedding planning where I want to elope. I don’t know what this post accomplished.
Thanks for listening.