I have a story from my fairly recent engagement party.
My parents hosted a lovely engagement party for me and my future husband at the family home. Since they have a large house, they invited everyone who is being invited to our wedding. One of the many guests was my Aunt B. I don’t often see her as she lives quite far away, however, she made an effort to be there and I appreciated it. Since there were so many guests, I only had a chance to speak with everyone very briefly. I did notice however that she had brought a black wheeled briefcase/suitcase and had it sitting in front of her during the party. The party ended and we had a wonderful time.
Now my Aunt B, hand paints china. I found out after the party from more than one guest that she had been trying to sell her hand painted china during my engagement party! Thanks for making the extra effort to come congratulate me on my upcoming nuptials (enter sarcasm)! I wonder if she would have come had she not been able to make a quick buck. Luckily, my informant guests declined and didn’t feel obliged to make a purchase. How very tacky. I wonder what she will try to sell at the wedding! 0323-10