A newlywed couple confronted a guest who they believe didn’t give them enough money, sparking hilarious reactions and a debate about rudeness and entitlement, Yahoo News is reporting.
The online kerfuffle began over on the U.K. parenting and family message board Mumsnet. In a post, an anonymous woman identified only as “Puzzledandpissedoff” explains that she recently went to the wedding of an ex-colleague, where she brought what she thought was a generous gift to the newlyweds — £100 (about $144.47).
It apparently wasn’t enough.
“Last night I received an email which opened with a few comments about how glad they were to see everybody and how generous they’d all been, then said ‘we were surprised that your contribution didn’t seem to match the warmth of your good wishes on our big day. In view of your own position, if you wanted to send any adjustment it would be thankfully received.'”
The woman thinks that the phrase “in view of your position” is referring to an inheritance the guest recently received. Apparently, the unhappy couple thought they were entitled to some of that action.
It bears noting that, as of this writing, there is no evidence to back up the woman’s claims — no copies of the email or her canceled check from the bank — so all we can do is take her word for it. But considering other amusing stories of entitlement and demanding behavior from party hosts that have surfaced recently (more on that in a few paragraphs), the woman’s story is not out of line.
Regardless, the woman was at a loss as to what to do. Fortunately, the internet was quick to come to her aid, with several outraged and sympathetic responders ready to offer their advice.
“I think I would be super nice and apologetic to try to get her to send the £100 back somehow, on the promise of a more suitable replacement, and once you got it back, the replacement is [£.01] or a picture of your middle finger or arse.”
“Grabby and greedy is really an understatement here. On reflection, I think I might email ‘You MUST be kidding?!’ back to her with no other comment and then never speak to them again.”
As shocking as this woman’s story is (or appears to be), it is hardly the first time a host has been called out for being entitled and demanding towards their guests. And the internet is the place where those guests publicly call out their rude hosts.
For example, in April 2015 a couple’s demanding birthday party invitation went viral after a guest posted it on Reddit, according to this Inquisitr report. The list specifies certain gifts for one side of the child’s family to buy and other gifts for the other side of the family to buy — so there’s no duplication. And if guests went off-script, they were to be sure to bring receipts.
“If you choose to get [redacted] something that isn’t on this list, anytime regardless of birthdays or holidays, please be sure to always include a receipt going forward. When we return items without receipts, we only get about 50% of the value, so it’s like throwing away money if you don’t include a receipt with gifts.”
And again in February 2016, another demanding birthday party invitation went viral. According to this Inquisitr report, “Alfie’s parents” demanded that party attendees spend a minimum of £50 (about $72.26) on gifts for the young lad.
What do you think the woman who received an email from the newlyweds disappointed in her gift should do?
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