My daughter Linda and one of her girlfriends Sophie from graduate school came to my home one day and began discussing the tackiest wedding invitation they had ever seen! Apparently Sophie’s boyfriend Hank was going to be the Best Man at an upcoming wedding. Unfortunately, the bride, Karen, loathed Sophie. In any event, Karen had no intention of inviting Sophie to her wedding.
So once the wedding invitations were sent out, there was no way of retrieving them! The invitation that was placed in my hands was addressed to Sophie’s boyfriend, Hank. Sophie had been dating Hank for over a year! Now Sophie and Linda were at my house, asking for my advice, and I have to say that this was truly a heinous wedding invitation. The stationery itself was on thick paper, with vellum and inscribed with lovely calligraphy. The invitation was well-worded and printed. It was even placed inside the innner and outer envelopes properly.
What made this invitation so offensive was what had been scribbled at the bottom of the printed invitation itself! Karen (the prospective bride) had neatly hand printed at the lower edge of this fine invitation the following sentences:
“Hank, this invitation is for YOU only. Do not bring her!”
So Sophie’s first question was, “Has anyone ever been ‘un-invited’ to a wedding before? I think I may have made history today!”
My response was, “Actually, I’ve never heard of such a thing in my life! Is Hank already committed to being the Best Man? If it were me, I’d have to renege on my earlier promise of being in their wedding. They obviously do not respect Hank or their friendship with him, or they would never have written that in the invitation!”
The ending for this story? Well, it wasn’t a storybook wedding after all! Hank and Sophie didn’t go to the wedding. The groom, poor fellow, had to ask another groomsman to take Hanks’ place. And the best part? Karne, the bridezilla penmanship fiend, had to explain to her groom Bradley why she wrote those awful words at the bottom of Hank’s invitation! Apparently Bradley had no idea his bride-to-be was so creative! 0925-09
Stories like this are why I love this site. Just when you think people could not be more clueless, idiotic or uncharitable, someone comes along and surprises you with a story like this. There are so many people in this world who wonder why society seems to shun them, why they cannot seem to get ahead in life and the answer usually lies in these little acts of self-immolation.