We have a very high maintenance, not to mention rude, relative I’ll call Susie. She says she has all sorts of “ailments” , none have been proven and they always seem to crop up when another relative is in the hospital. She’s had several for years with no symptoms. And says she is allergic to tomatoes. Sshe may be, I don’t know. But she is a compulsive liar, so who really knows.
We were at a cousin’s wedding and no choices were given for the meal, like at some weddings. The wedding was lovely, but Susie tried to snag a front row seat, so “she could see”. I was under the impression the front row is reserved for the immediate family, parents and siblings, not cousins. Susie knows this and was not happy to be relegated to the 3rd row where she couldn’t see as well.
When the meal was served to Susie, the dish had tomatoes in it. Susie and her daughter were highly offended that her dish had tomatoes in it as did everyone else’s. It’s not like she was singled out. Her daughter made a stink to the wait staff and even went to the bride’s father to complain! The bride should not have to keep track of her 150 guests dietary restrictions and needs. Especially on her wedding day! That is the responsibility of the guest. The wait staff was very accommodating and replaced the dish with one sans tomatoes. But, her daughter was still fuming over it the rest of the night! I do understand people have allergies and I am very sympathetic to that. But, Susie has lied so many times over the years and likes to have all the attention on herself, it’s hard to know if she really is allergic or just wanting attention. 1203-16