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The Graduation Gimmee Pig

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BeagleMommy:
A coworker of DH has a son who is "graduating" in a few weeks.  I put graduating in quotations because this kid has been nothing but trouble since he was 13.

He was kicked out of traditional school twice and entered an alternative online school.  His mother has been completing his school work for him because he's "too busy" with his girlfriend.

This woman is planning a huge graduation party for this kid and has told DH she has invited 100 people (including us) and expects that everyone invited will give this kid at least $100.00 as a graduation gift.

DH doesn't know what to do.  I say when we get the invite that we RSVP that we won't attend and just use "It won't be possible" if she asks why.

Evil BeagleMommy suggested he send the coworker a graduation card since she did all the work.

NyaChan:
 ;D hehe I think the card for the mom would be very fitting, but agree, the declined RSVP + not possible would be more polite

gramma dishes:

--- Quote from: BeagleMommy on May 30, 2012, 04:24:56 PM ---

Evil BeagleMommy suggested he send the coworker a graduation card since she did all the work.

--- End quote ---

LOL!

But even SHE doesn't get $100.   >:(

Sometimes it's amazing what people expect other people to do, while at the same time (in this case) expecting so little of her own son.

NotTheNarcissist:
Unless this co-worker is a manager, I don't see what the problem is. Being a co-irker does not entitle one to expect fellow co-irkers to attend each other's kids graduations. Maybe it's a small office or something where it will stand out if he's the only one who doesn't go... But I would do as you mentioned, not go & afraid that is not possible if pressed for a gift.

This reminds me of my SIL who did her sons homework for him. Sad stuff.

bloo:

--- Quote from: BeagleMommy on May 30, 2012, 04:24:56 PM ---Evil BeagleMommy suggested he send the coworker a graduation card since she did all the work.

--- End quote ---

I like this! ;D

At the very least, you can teach the 'graduate' who's now attending the 'school of life' that a sense of entitlement will not always work out for you.

Send a congratulatory card and your regrets. I wouldn't send money though.

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