Monday, August 28, 2006

Charitable Revenge

This weekend I met a woman, who we'll call Sue, who is single and in the midst of her second Bridal Wave. She is generally good-natured about the whole thing, she buys the gifts, attends the showers and flies around the world to all sort of destination weddings, but last year she was confronted with her first full-blown Lobridemy case.

To give you a taste of what Sue had to deal with: the Lobdridemized B2B called Sue to complain that her friends, "were not excited enough for her." The B2B went on and on, detailing every misstep her friends had made, and never once asking Sue about herself or her training for the Revlon Run/Walk for Women. Sue had lost her mother to breast cancer the year prior and had been training for the run for months.

To make matters worse, when Sue sent out a request for sponsorships all of her friends donated dough.....with the exception of the B2B.

Sue was over it and decided to donate $100 to herself, in her friend's name! Then she sent a note letting the B2B know that in lieu of a wedding gift, she had donated money in her name!

This was an excellent burn, but if you decide to do something like this, be forewarned that it could be a friendship-ender.

1 Comments:

Blogger Beth said...

Hi Val-- It's Suzanne's friend Beth here! Cool blog! And congrats on your book! That is amazing.... Hope all is well.

I just created a blog too! Check it out, let me know what you think....
http://girlsguidetogivingback.blogspot.com/

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