Imagine being asked to give a gift for an event you aren’t even invited to.
Well, this is exactly what one couple have asked of their friends.
A woman on Reddit has caused an uproar after sharing how she received a message from an old school friend she hadn’t seen in over a decade.
The woman said she last heard from the person in 2009, so wasn’t expecting a random Facebook message to tell her she was getting married.
However, the message wasn’t an invite – it was a request to donate money towards their honeymoon fund.
Even more staggering was the ‘recommended’ donation amount: £250.
The Reddit user wrote: ‘Yesterday I got a message from someone I went to school with. It was a wedding announcement.
‘They were getting married but they can’t invite me because their venue couldn’t accommodate me, but I was “Welcome to help us celebrate this occasion of love by donating to our honeymoon fund. Recommended donation is £250 but larger donations will be welcomed”.
‘I haven’t seen or spoken to this person for at least a decade and I think that was only some random Facebook message.
‘Even in school, we were at best friendly not friends. The last message I can see was a holiday photo from 2009.
‘I’ve responded now congratulating them and saying I donated to charity on their behalf.’
Commenters popped off, calling the couple ‘greedy’ for this request.
One person wrote: ‘Well that was greedy and bold of them.’
Another said: ‘The f**k is wrong with people? I wouldn’t give £250 to someone I knew well! The audacity!’
Someone else replied: ‘I don’t understand how people don’t realise how tacky it is to NOT send someone an invitation, but still have the unmitigated gall to ask for money! It’s already tacky enough to ask for money on an invitation ANYWAY!’
Others called it ‘crass’.
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