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Monday, October 10, 2011

Registry. You Presumptuous B.

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 weird.

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.

Tiffany

5 comments:

FirstTimeMom said...

wow! Stick it to 'em girl! How ridiculous! I hate when people put stupidly priced items on their registries. I think that's just down right rude. Hopefully the wedding will be over with fast and you won't have to put up with it for long

Cherbear said...

I totally agree, a friday wedding??? That just sucks. I think that the "suggested" amount that BB&B tells couples is a set of 12!! (Of course, that's because BB&B just wants to make more money)

I felt the same way about my cousin's registry....they had a $2000 riding lawn mower on theirs!!!! (and they were living in an apartment....and building a house on less than 1/4 of an acre) Ummm....NO?!!!

Mrs. Mama said...

been there. done that (just a few weeks ago). and its NO BUENO, NO FUN.

ugh. hopefully they have some nice good booze maybe? still probably won't cut it, i'm sure.

have fun (although i know you probably won't... but ya know)

Kim said...

Ohhh how annoying that whole thing is. You are right, totally presumptuous, I would be bitter and angry too. You are nicer than me, I wouldnt even go to the wedding.

Tiffany said...

Kez71-I was looking for an email or your blog or a way to post a comment to you. Like I wrote in the beginning of this post, "there is so much more going on that I didn't get into" on reasons why my attitude is poor. I am so so sorry for your loss 2 weeks ago. I am so so sorry you are feeling so sad.