A New Low in Tastelessness
I received an invitation the other day from my DIL's mother, never one known for her grace. DIL's sister lost her condo in a flood, which was truly tragic. She moved in with her parents, lost her job because she was "too traumatized to go to work" and has yet (a year later) to find a job, in fact, turned down the one job offer she had. So her mother sent out invitations to a "starting over" shower for this chick. She's asked for gift cards to Bed Bath&Beyond, Target and Home Depot to replace the household goods lost in the flood. Not only is the mother wrong in hosting a gift shower for her own daughter, but this girl(who by the way is close to 50) with no job has no possibility of moving into her own place without one! To her credit, my DIL (the girl's sister) is disgusted by the whole thing. I called and said I wasn't coming(we live 250 miles away) but I did buy some cute dishtowels and potholders to send her. I figured $10 to keep family harmony was worth it. My DIL is worried that when the people invited find out the circumstances, they'll be horrified.