Post # 1
I just got a FB invite from a girl I haven’t spoken to in like 7 years. I noticed it was to a baby shower, and thought it was kind of strange, but then I was like, “Well, maybe I will go, maybe she wants to be friends again or whatever.” But then I saw that she had invited 715 people! (And yes, she set the page up for herself, so she is effectively “hosting” her own “shower”.)
And the description was as follows:
“Baby Boy Smith will be arriving sooner than expected so we are having an online baby shower since we can’t make it back to Louisiana/Missouri/Arkansas in time. We are registered at Babies R’ Us, and our theme is Sharks/Ocean Animals. Friends and family can send gifts to us and we will send you pictures and cards as a thank you!! Thanks everyone!! 🙂 “
Would this make anyone else’s eye twitch? Would you say anything/defriend, or would that be just as rude? (All info has been changed btw)
Post # 3
This is trifling. It wouldn’t offend me, only because Im not friends with this person, so likely they werent expecting anything anyway. Had it been a real friend or a relative, big problems. Highest order of unacceptable.
Post # 4
It’s totally tacky and wrong… I just wouldn’t reply or send anything
Post # 5
People are just dumb.
It doesn’t even offend me.
People are just dumb.
Post # 6
She.has.no.class. That’s all I have to say! LOL
Post # 7
@Overjoyed: I think I’d be less offended if she was a real friend or relative. Since she’s not, she’s basically ONLY inviting me because she thinks there’s a chance she can squeeze a gift out of me. Otherwise, she doesn’t want anything to do with me.
And yeah, it is kind of trifling, but any time someone only wants to associate with me because of how it will benefit them financially, it really pisses me off. It’s like those kids in school who will snub another kid all year, but when it’s summer and they find out you have a pool, you’re suddenly best friends.
Post # 8
I wouldn’t bother being offended by it, but ONLY because it was on Facebook. I’ve gotten a lot of these, people just invite their whole friends list, or friends of friends or whatever. I just decline and go about my business.
If I had gotten one of these in the mail however, I would assume it was a gift grab, and be way more offended.
Don’t send a gift.
Post # 9
Really tacky and I certainly wouldn’t send a gift, but a probably wouldn’t respond or anything either.
Post # 10
wow. someone just wants presents. “online” baby shower???? uhh…
Post # 11
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
wowwwwww. that is really really tacky. really.
Post # 12
- Wedding: June 2017 - Vegas Wedings
This isnt an invitation- its a gift grab. Rude.
Post # 13
What a no class dumpster woman…I would send her a copy of Emily Post as a gift for future reference in the hope she might be able to raise her son without committing another etiquette faux pas of this magnitude, thus endangering the pride and dignity of the son in question…he’ll thank you when he’s older.
Post # 14
@Torrid: I agree. I wouldn’t take offense, but I’d definitely give a big eye roll to that.
Post # 16
I wouldn’t be offended, but I’d ignore the hell out of that “invitation.”