Sam, I am Speechless
I just opened an invitation to a baby shower.
It is very cute, a Dr. Seuss Theme.
The reply card, with Cat and the Hat graphics, reads:
I could, I would attend___
I could not, would not attend___
I could not, would not send a gift___
I could, I would send a gift___
I'm okay with the first two. The last two references to gifts just leave me speechless. So I wonder how many people they think will actually check No. 3--I will not attend and I won't send a gift.
Never mind that I probably would have attended the shower for a very nice neighbor (it's a second child and I usually don't attend second showers) or delivered a gift, as I did for the first shower that I was unable to attend. And most likely I will send a small gift for the second child.
But you can bet I will not attend this shower and I'm even considering not returning the reply card. I think I will call the hostesses so that they can fully explain to me their concern with gifts.
Have you ever seen such?