(Closed) How Tacky is This?!

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Post # 3
2571 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Um. Where were these people raised (parent of graduate)?! Who does that? Unbelievable.

Post # 4
3942 posts
Honey bee

Wow. Ya, I would say that is pretty rude.

Just out of curiousity, how do you know these people?

Post # 5
2854 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

ummm…WOW…that’s pretty terrible. My little sister is graduating next week–I hope my mom doesn’t do anything crappy like that! haha but my mom isn’t gift-grabby like that. That’s just really crazy, who honestly thinks that’s okay to do?

Post # 7
1926 posts
Buzzing bee

Oh my goodness, how horribly rude. I guess you know who you won’t be hanging out with anymore. 

I would totally say you’re still waiting on a gift from their daughter! An eye for an eye, bitch. 

Post # 9
5423 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

That’s nuts.  Since when is it obligatory to reward expected circumstances?  It is sort of society’s expectations that teens/young adults graduate.  So why are we obligated to give them something to do that which they are nearly embedded to do regardless?  I think with the exception of some very special events around particular individuals, any sort of monetary gift is certainly not necessary let alone required. 

Post # 10
10295 posts
Sugar Beekeeper


I once got a solicitation to donate to a charity.  Letter said that the person was going to be running a race for a certain cause and that donations would continue to  be accepted well after the event.  I fully intended to contribute to the worthy cause.  The day after the race, I got a phone call from the person telling me that I was the only one she’d written to who hadn’t yet contributed on her behalf!    Needless to say, I was taken aback and charity or no charity,  told this person how I felt about her inappropriate shakedown.    I didn’t want to cheat the cause,  so I sent them something directly from me,  but I was so turned off by  this person. 

Post # 12
1849 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Wow. Wooooooooowwwww….. No words. 

OP, I hope you will email her back with a link to this thread. This woman needs to be urgently educated about manners.

Post # 13
11233 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. I…can’t even. That’s just gross. Seriously.

I mean, for FI’s little brother’s graduation, I made him a candy bouquet (which he LOVED). I’ll probably make him something for his party, too. We didn’t attend FI’s cousin’s graduation party or ceremony (two hours away, AND the ceremony was at 7PM on a Sunday!), nor did we send her anything. Almost everyone graduates high school, and while I would never take the excitement away from anyone, it’s really not that big a deal in the long run. 

Post # 15
3692 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

“Almost everyone graduates high school, and while I would never take the excitement away from anyone, it’s really not that big a deal in the long run.”

@vorpalette:  Seeing all the cars this time of year with the high school initials and, “Class of 2013” written on them cracks me up.  You haven’t gotten to the hard part of life yet, guys.  

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