Thursday, June 15, 2006

Gift Scam of the Century

Ok, so I am from the South. What that means for weddings is lots and lots of showers. There's the "Room to Room" shower, the "Stock the Bar" shower, the "Honey Do This" shower, the "oh my god he'll see me naked, what do I wear?" shower. The amount of themes for a simple excuse to ask people for presents is truly mind boggling and boy does it get expensive to be invited! If my calculations are correct, I have spent over $10,000 in my "always the bridesmaid, never the bride" shower gift giving history. Look, I get it...especially in the South when you usually get engaged seconds after receiving your college diploma. Chances are you really need some "tools and teddies," but is it necessary to make your friends, family and the little old lady who pours tea at church spend money in hopes that your marriage is a blissful one with lots of "stuff?" When I decide to take the plunge, I am going to have one's gonna be called the, "Wire money to this account, so I can feed you all at my wedding" shower.

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