And We Thought The Cyber Shower Was Bad…

by admin on March 10, 2014

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An expectant mother takes presumption and entitlement to new lows.

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Angeldrac March 13, 2014 at 4:35 am

I do wonder if there could potentially be a grandmother-to-be or some other relative of friend pushing this agenda? Whether they may have brainwashed the MTB with “of COURSE you deserve more – these people are just being SILLY”, or something like that.

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The Elf March 13, 2014 at 9:30 am

Always a possibility. If that little voice says “don’t do that” even though you really want to, but you have people around you encouraging that, you’re more likely to give in. That’s human nature.

But I’ve dealt with enough gimmie pigs to know that some really need no encouragement. In fact, the people around them could be actively discouraging them and they’d still go ahead with it.

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WreckingBall March 13, 2014 at 8:05 am

I really hope the OP doesn’t end up sending the poems written on this forum to Rude Mom. I agree that Rude Mom’s behavior was beyond greedy but this could really blow up in everyone’s face. Two wrongs don’t make a right.

Not to get off topic, but does anyone remember the lady who ran a job bank in Ohio? She called out a young woman on her perceived “rudeness” and the email went viral. After it went viral, the older woman received death threats and had to resign her position. The woman who posted the email was also called out for acting childish and unprofessional for basically releasing the internet hounds on the job bank’s founder .

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Glitter March 13, 2014 at 5:26 pm

Hi I’m the OP! And no, I didn’t send a single poem to Rude Mom (good name!) nor do I plan too. In fact I’ve already tossed the original sent to me. I read it, posted it up, talked about it everyone on here, and with my friend who received the other poem, and then it got swooped up with the other unwanted mail and is in the dumpster.

As far as I know the Rude Mom has been quiet on her Facebook page and it’s assumed she got a very long talking to from her family.

Honestly, I don’t know the girl very well. I do wish her well, I hope she grows up and is a good mom. I hope she’s been shown why stamping one’s feet and demanding something is a terrible idea.

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PatGreen March 15, 2014 at 4:40 pm

http://www.zazzle.com/generosity_and_responsibility-189296445195525888

I believe someone said “I do not accept invoices for you life choices” should be embroidered on a pillow. Please don’t send this to the gimmie pigs in your lives, but I hope everyone gets a laugh out of it.

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Cannibal Queen March 16, 2014 at 9:51 pm

Hi OP

Just thought you might like to know your story has also been picked up in Australia:

http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/parenting/greedy-parents-throw-worst-baby-shower-ever/story-fnet08xa-1226856909887 .

And I think it’s fair to say that etiquette generally doesn’t account for a lot of column inches in the Australian press…

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LawGeek March 18, 2014 at 2:02 am

I can tell there are commenters seething inside –
be comforted that the poem has gone viral!
Instead of smug in her gimmie pig ways
perhaps the mom read it and is in a shame spiral?

If you find yourself wishing
she’d get a boil or a goiter,
just picture her reading this
and enjoy schadenfreude.

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Julie June 7, 2017 at 3:53 am

I am very late to the party here, and when I clicked the link on the post, an error message came up. I did see the response with a link about the story reaching Australia and that link does work but may not at some point as well and this IS SO UNBELIEVABLE I have the text of the article here so us latecomers can be as floored as the poor recipients!

news.com.au
Greedy parents throw worst baby shower ever
MARCH 17, 20141:11PM

FORGET nappies with chocolate poo and guess the baby’s weight games. Just when you thought baby showers couldn’t get any more cringe-worthy, this mum-to-be comes along.

Parenting site mommyish.com have uncovered this gem of a poem, sent in by one of their readers who decided not to attend the baby shower of an “acquaintance, if you can even call her that. They sat next to each other at graduation and they have some mutual friends in common, but they are not friends. I repeat, they are not friends.”

After the shower had been thrown, the woman received this poem:

We’re sorry you missed the shower!
There was fun and games to be had
The food and drinks not too bad
The loot was a plenty
But we looked high and low and found none from you
Not even a shiny penny!
Babies need a lot
Of this fact we all know
So we’ve included some shops below!
If none are to your liking, and that we understand
Then grab a pen and get to writing
For checks are to our liking!
The *** Family is registered at these stores and checks can be mailed to this address.

In short, even though you didn’t come to the baby shower, we still want a present from you. But the story gets worse.

If you happen to attend the aforementioned shower but your present wasn’t to the family’s liking, this was the poem you would have received — we kid you not:

We loved seeing you at the shower
Remember how the gifts they did tower?
We sorted them for hours
Upon sifting and sorting we noticed something amiss
For your gift didn’t match the list
To fix your situation we listed our stores below
But a check could also help us flow!

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