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Maid of Horror #1

I find it sad that something as wonderful as a wedding can expose how much you have grown apart from your friends. The girl I thought was my best friend before my wedding is now someone who I’m too disgusted with to ever talk to again.
The day of the rehearsal dinner I called her at 1 pm to ask if she could bring something with her to Chicago. She yawned and said in a sleepy voice, “Oh hey, is there a rehearsal I have to be at today?” The day of the freaking rehearsal dinner. I only sent her four emails and chatted with her about it that same week. Of course, how could I expect a friend and bridesmaid to remember such a thing. The rehearsal was at 4 pm. If she had left AT 1:30, she MIGHT have been on time.
Well, this girl was five hours late for the rehearsal/rehearsal dinner. That is, she didn’t make it there. Someone please tell me how a person who has lived in Burbank their whole life doesn’t know that Chicago is North of there. This idiot drove all the way to Mt. Pleasant, Iowa before realizing she “accidentally went South”. She said, “Hey, Im not that great at geography!” It does not take a map for a person to know that Chicago is North of Burbank. This girl would get lost in her own refridgerator. She turned around from Mt Pleasant, went due North to Cedar Rapids before realizing she was on the wrong highway. She got a speeding ticket on the way back, and got to Chicago at 9 pm after everyone went home.
The day of the wedding, she was to make a toast to us. Ok, well, we were IN LINE to be introduced at the reception when she asked, “Aren’t we going back to the hotel, because I left my speech there.” She then frantically called her roommate to have it sent to her email, so she could print it at the tour guide’s office (we had the reception at a historic mansion). Why the hell would we be going back to the hotel after the wedding and before the reception. Why. Like it would kill you to stick it in your purse before the wedding, regardless. The ONE thing I asked her to do that day, she forgot. I just can’t stand to be around someone that stupid. It drives me too damn crazy.   05-03-08

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  • Jordan June 22, 2009, 11:20 pm

    I totally understand why the poster would choose not to be friends with someone this…ditsy? Selfish? Absent-minded? But my main thought while reading the post was, “What did the bride expect?” It sounds like the bridesmaid is always like this, and people don’t change, not even for someone else’s big day.

  • Loopey2u June 27, 2009, 9:39 pm

    I lived 3-4 miles away from Burbank my whole life, and Chicago can be either North, West, East or South of there. If you mean downtown Chicago, than you are right, that is N/E of Burbank.

    Just where was the rehearsal dinner at? I can see getting lost, but ending up in Iowa? Mt. Pleasant Iowa is about 245 miles away from Burbank. One way. I Mapquested it.

    If this is true, she needs to have her license taken away from the DMV because she is truly not competent enough to be driving a vehicle.

    Something’s not adding up here.

  • Patti March 16, 2010, 9:35 pm

    lol loope2u that’s how blonde some people can be. No offense to blondes because I know some that are very intelligent. Then there are a few others who could get lost in their own home. Sometimes i think it’s just an excuse because can you really not do your work properly if the phone’s ringing and its not even for you?

  • Kate April 9, 2010, 1:04 pm

    Patti, really? “That’s how blond people can be.”?

  • Danielle April 9, 2010, 11:11 pm

    I agree with Jordan. I don’t think the bride is being fair here: her friend isn’t trying to be tasteless or tactless, she is just the sort of disorganized, scatterbrained person who can’t be counted on when it comes to important matters. The bride should not have chosen her for a bridesmaid when she knew all this about her friend in the first place.

  • Mandy April 28, 2010, 1:41 pm

    Yeah Kate, I think I’m more appalled with the “blonde” comment Patti made than this poster’s story. I admit I’ve been reading A LOT of ettiquette hell this week… (okay and last week too…) and I think I recall one more recent post regarding “TMI”, where saying things like “I don’t mean to be rude…” before saying something rude does not dismiss it, you are still rude and now you sound like a condescending moron.

    I’m a natural blonde and 100% Polish (yes, I know, a miracle that a Polish girl figured out how to use the computer!) and I’m a *fairly* intelligent computer engineer. But maybe I would just fall into your minority list.

  • Elle May 24, 2010, 6:59 pm

    I actually think the OP was referring to Mt. Pleasant, IL, which is a suburb of Chicago about half an hour north. I hope so, anyway; taking a wrong turn in IL and ending up in Iowa? Yikes!!

  • Elle May 24, 2010, 7:00 pm

    Ooops, just re-read that letter…it is, indeed Mt. Pleasant, IA…LOL!!!