Someone I'm acquainted with is giving a party for her 65th birthday at her home at the end of this month. A few months ago, she emailed a "Save the Day" invitation to seemingly everyone she knows. (it was CC'd not BC'd). The actual invitation was emailed out to the same horde about 4 weeks ago. I then declined because I already knew what I would be doing on that day (with my family for my own birthday.)
But a friend rang me last night in absolute shock to say that she had received an email from the Birthday Girl's son asking for cash donations to his mother's holiday trip of a lifetime to be placed in a basket which would be visibly displayed during the party! Alternatively he suggested that a direct payment could be sent to her bank and gave her bank details.
Now in reality, Birthday Girl is renowned for boasting about her lucrative divorce settlement; her designer home and garden; her new car; her luxury holidays. So much so that she has very few close friends, but 'knows' a lot of people.
AIBU to consider this a terrible cheek? And my poor hard up friend who had accepted the invitation is absolutely incensed and is now looking for a way out! What should she say? Any ideas?
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