Who would have thought that a wedding registry could get me so fired up.
There is nothing worse than having to buy a gift for a wedding you are having to go to.
Side note: I know my attitude is totally off, and I'm being seriously cynical here, but there is too much history that I will not get into to explain why my attitude is poor.
Quick background: -This couple is fam of my hubs fam. Well, she is, he....well....isn't even a citizen. (That's all I'm saying about that.) - They are getting married on a FRIDAY, and it is an out-of-town wedding for us. I hate that. How freaking presumptuous. I hate when people expect that everyone in the whole world should have to take off work to be at your wedding. -I was invited to the shower. "How nice" you think. Um, no. No. Not at all. How annoying is more like it. I didn't go because I honesty had to work, but then I'm obligated to buy a shower gift. Wtf.
But lastly, the straw who broke the camels back, just happened. The wedding is in 2 friday's, so I finally logged on to check the registry and buy some "because I have to" not "because I want to" gifts. (Geez, I know I sound horrible right now.) Anyway, to my f-ing surprise there was ridiculously expensive gifts on the registry. I'm talking $600 dollar items and $400 dollar items. Like, A LOT of them. I'm thinking...."who the hell do you think your family is?" I mean, I know I don't really know her family and friends she is inviting to this shindig, but really, is she expecting someone to buy her a $70 ironing board? Really, how presumptuous.
Honestly I love weddings, I really do, but i hate, hate, HATE them or any "gathering" when they feel obligatory.
So I'm off to buy a couple towels and gift wrap them really pretty cus, 1) that's all I can afford and 2) that's all your stupid registry will allow for. (I emphasize just a couple because, um, they registered for 12 each of bath towels, hand towels, and wash clothes. Twelve. Who the HELL needs 12 towels of the same color?)Stupid.