For the love of money, one mum decided to go a little over the bar to by playing a dirty card to reimburse her expenses on her daughter’s birthday party. Logically speaking, when one decides to throw a party in the name of a loved one, there is nothing like compensation or refund, because the amount of money invested is worth the occasion and the damages.
The mother went ahead to demand Ksh 2000 from other children to attend her daughter’s bash, so as to get back the money she had spent on throwing the party, a foolish decision that outraged fellow parents who have not stopped talking behind her back about it.
A close friend to the mum decided to take it up with an agony aunt after finding herself conflicted about the whole issue because the mum has been leeching off other parents pocket each year she throws her daughter a birthday party.
Contributing to Boston Globe’s Miss Conduct column, the worried friend wrote, “I have a close friend who I adore. She is lovely and kind and a truly wonderful person. But every year, she charges people to come to her daughter’s birthday party. If it is at a venue, the e-mail will say something along the lines of ’please bring $20 to cover the cost of your child. If it is at her home, there will be an envelope or basket asking for donations. They’re not poor. People talk about it behind her back. Should I say something?”
One Robin Abrahams, a writer offered the friend some pieces of advice without mincing her words or siding with the angry parents to throw shade at the mum.
“Yes, oh yes. Don’t tell her people are talking about her behind her back or say ‘we all feel that way’ – that kind of thing only makes people paranoid. But yes, speak up before her poor daughter has to since sooner or later the girl will realize what her mother is up to and be humiliated. Keep your beliefs about finances to yourself, though. Unless you’re her accountant, you don’t really know how she’s doing financially,” she advised.