(Closed) People suck. (rant)

posted 5 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

It is frustrating to be sure, but I’m not getting your math. 20-3= 17 in my book, not 10.

The decorations and plates aren’t wasted- you can use them again Sunday.

Ditto with the food. Nothing needs to be wasted.

 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

If they’re unopened, take the plates and decorations back. You can even take food back to some grocery stores, provided they haven’t been opened. It sucks when plans change at the last minute, but at least your daughter’s grandparents lover her enough to host their own get together. Why don’t you suggest that their little party be at a restaurant? You can pick somewhere between the two houses so you don’t have to travel much and you won’t feel obligated to be there all day. It works out for the grandparents too, because they don’t have to clean and set up and make food and clean again for their party.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

@julies1949:  Yeah, I thought that was weird too, but then I thought maybe she bought enough for 20 even though she had 13? You know, to make it “rounded out” and make sure everyone had enough?

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I’d be so mad if I were you.. I’d tell them “Sorry we have plans Sunday which is why the party is Saturday”

 

What came up last minute that caused them all not to be able to go??? It’s their granddaughter for heaven’s sake. Nip that in the youknowwhat!

Post # 8
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Busy bee

That is just crazy.  Definitely try to return what you can, and if you have leftover food, at least you can still eat that next week, right??  That’s what I do for parties – I always get extra so that I don’t have to cook for the next few days while we recover from the party!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

@CindyRelly:  I’m sure they had a reason to bail! They don’t seem uncaring, otherwise they wouldn’t have bothered to throw their own bash.

 

@figgnewton:  Hmmm, well that stinks. Tell them you have a “thing” that day so you’ll have to (unfortunately) keep it short; a previous commitment like the cable guy is coming over. Nothing too important that they’ll ask questions, but important enough that you can’t reschedule and is time-sensitive. That way your daughter can celebrate with DH’s family, open presents, eat cake, etc. and you guys don’t have to stay longer than necessary and spend time with your DH when you get home! Just don’t tell your little white lie in front of your daughter; it’s not a good example and she may spill the beans!

Post # 10
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1200 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@SoobySays:  not necessarily… throwing another bash 2 days after one that was already planned isn’t exactly “nice” or “giving”… especially assuming it’s ok on a day OP already had plans.  I know people who do things like this to become center of attention and turn focus to her and remain in control.

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@figgnewton:  How old will your daughter be?

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