Life As I See It

Family Feud

This will be different for me, in the sense of not being a typical post, well maybe it will by the time I get done but for right now it doesn’t seem that I would sit down and write about something like this. But since no one answers their fucking phone and I don’t see my therapist until next Monday my last resort is Cappy’s place.

I started a family feud and it’s not even my wedding. Today I was talking to my aunt about her daughter Michele’s wedding, who also happens to be my best friend in the whole wide world. We were discussing the table seating when she got to one of my sister’s name and mentioned that she might not be coming to the wedding because her boyfriend wasn’t invited. See Michele is not inviting the guests of those who are not married.

My Aunt doesn’t like my sister, the meat lady, and for those of you who knew me back then know why she wouldn’t like her. She has made it clear that she doesn’t want her at this wedding for fear that she will ruin it and not inviting her boyfriend will give her that out. I’ve kept my mouth shut until now, thinking that it was only her who couldn’t bring a guest.

So back to the seating chart, now we get to my daughter’s name, who is also in the wedding, and she doesn’t mention her boyfriend’s name. so I ask, “is Danielle’s boyfriend invited?”

“No,” she replies, “she’s not inviting anyone who is not married.”

“hm…do I say something or do I just keep my mouth shut. Say something, keep mouth shut, hm.”

Well it wouldn’t be me if I kept my mouth shut, right? So I proceed to tell her how I don’t think it’s right that she doesn’t invite any one’s guest especially if they had been dating for some time.

She went on to explain that it will keep the cost down but came to find out that there was one person bringing a guest which led me to believe that this was all done so the meat lady wouldn’t end up at the wedding.

I think it’s wrong and that’s my opinion. I think she took it personally and when I made valid points against the person who is bringing a guest she got pissed off and as a result of it will badger my best friend in the whole wide world and make her life miserable not to mention mine. Did I mention that I work with her.

So Michele decided to invite the meat lady’s boyfriend and Danielle’s boyfriend just to make everybody happy and that’s all well and good but I don’t care if they’re invited, I was just trying to make a point and her mom didn’t get her way so I’ll probably never hear the end of it. I feel bad enough, I hope I’m not reminded of it everyday I work with her.

Guess I should of listened to the other side and kept my mouth shut. Will I ever learn. Am I wrong?


5 responses

  1. Heather

    First: Meat Lady? I’d pay to have her at my shindig.
    Second: You do the best you can with the info you have and go about your business. You can’t please everyone, nor should you try.
    Third: People planning weddings have already lost their minds. There’s no accounting for what may be going on in a wedding-planning head.

    In conclusion, “Show up wearing nothing but eyeliner and everyone will forget.” Ta-da!

    May 6, 2008 at 12:04 pm

  2. I can always count on Heather to understand and give good advice.

    May 6, 2008 at 9:31 pm

  3. If you make an exception, then you are not following the rule you made. I would have opened my mouth too.

    May 7, 2008 at 5:30 am

  4. Jill

    WOW!!! holy shit stress!! Well I guess this means John’s not invited either huh!! haha since we’re not getting married til next May!

    May 20, 2008 at 8:21 pm

  5. it’s about fucking time you visited me. I hope you like what you see and don’t forget to come back and visit.

    May 20, 2008 at 8:42 pm

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