What would you do if a newlywed couple — who you had shelled out a generous $100+ for as a wedding gift — sent you an email requesting more money from you? Sadly, this is a real thing that happened to a woman in the UK after she gifted a couple a 100 pound check for their new life together. Instead of the bride simply thanking her ex-colleague for the kind gesture, she had the gall to send this:
"We were surprised that your contribution didn't seem to match the warmth of your good wishes on our big day. In view of your own position, if you wanted to send any adjustment it would be thankfully received."
Appalled and outraged, the ex-colleague took to a Mumsnet forum to ask for advice on what she should do in this shocking situation. As you can imagine, the Internet was not pleased. According to The Guardian, "Within three days she was inundated with more than a thousand responses, with many urging her to cancel the check altogether."
The aggravated guest wrote on the forum saying she was "gobsmacked" and went on to explain that her "own position" was most likely referring to the fact that she had recently inherited some money. She asked the people of the Internet, "Please anyone, what do I do now? I've never come across anything like this before and still can't quite believe they've done it — but since they have, should I reply, ring them, ignore it, or what?"
Some users proposed that the guest simply cancel the check, while others suggested otherwise. One user wrote, "I would email back but BCC any mutual friends in so they are able to see the email for themselves. That is entitled and grabby. It's a gift not an obligation and many people wouldn't have given so much to an ex-colleague."
Another user said, "Whatever the circumstance that is very rude. As to whether or not the gift was appropriate: did you bowl up with a partner and six children and proceed to demolish the buffet and free bar? No? Then 100 pounds is a generous gift to an ex-colleague."
In the end, the guest decided to respond to the bride with this witty response: "I assume this was some sort of mistake?" To which, of course, the ungrateful newlywed never replied.
So again, what would YOU do in this situation? Let us know in the Facebook comments!