Post # 1
Mr. Roux’s cousin has never been great when it comes to etiquette, we never got even a verbal thankyou for the wedding gift we got them, and they are coming up to 5 years married.. but this FB invite to their joint 30th birthday takes the cake.
This is what it says, in its entirety: (Names and dates changed for privacy)
Event Name: Scott and Sue’s 30th Birthday
Event Date: 21st April 2012 6pm-11pm
Due to lack of space we ask for no gifts but will happily accept vouchers/money
No ‘please join us..’ No ‘can’t wait to celebrate with you..’ No details about food, drinks, theme, etc. Not even a full stop after asking for money.
Needless to say, Mr. Roux and I are busy that weekend.
Post # 3
Classy…..NOT. I hope your busy that day!
Post # 4
thats klassy with a k i tell you!
if i was you i would send a card with a note saying you have donated $$ to a local charity in their honor
but im a bitch
Post # 5
Seriously though, wtf, that’s just random.
COME TO MY PARTY! I HAPPILY ACCEPT CASH!
Post # 6
@eloping: Mr. Roux and I were thinking we’d get them giant inflatable furniture so when they have more ‘space’ they’ll have somewhere to sit.
Post # 7
That’s nuts! No mention of the plans at all? Even location?? Wow. What a money grab.
Post # 8
You can’t go wrong with a candy gram.
Post # 9
@Roux: I LOVE inflatable furniture! You totally brought back a bunch of memories of my 90s childhood! Good times!
On another note, meh. Maybe not polite but I wouldn’t really notice/care either way.
Post # 11
better still, buy a goat via world vision for some family in botswana and send them a picture – i bought my mum a toilet in paupa new guinea a few christmas’ ago. i framed the photo too
Post # 12
@Roux: Haha please do that…
Post # 13
Since when are vouchers and cash not considered gifts?
I see a voucher for a Modern Etiquette course in their near future.
Post # 14
@leafgum: I have this giant pink chair with feathers in it! Ahh, the 90’s…
@Ms.GoodEarth: They didn’t even give the address! Where will I post all the cash, vouchers, and inflatable furniture to?
Post # 15
@eloping: I bought FMIL a piglet through Oxfam for christmas. That was all she wanted. She collects pig themed things, and has the card on the mantlepiece. I should send ‘Sue and Scott’ an inflatable toilet.
Post # 16
Why don’t you buy them a pack of thank you cards. You could take the top one from the packet, date it to their wedding 5 yrs ago, and write your name on it. Maybe pop a stamp on for them!