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Have Some of Us Lost Our Morals

August 20th, 2013 at 01:18 pm

One week ago I wanted invited to a farewell party of a son of a friend of mine where we had to come with a contribution of $110 as the son was going to study at Oxford University.
I thought that this was absurd although I know that international students pay a lot of money nearly everywhere for the universities.
My friend should have saved the money or she could have found a way of raising that money in another way instead of forcing guests at the farewell party to come with $110.
I actually did not attend and I will visit my friend after sending off her son to tell her the my true opinion about this process.
Any suggestions of how she will have handled this issue or am I the one who is thinking wrongly.

3 Responses to “Have Some of Us Lost Our Morals ”

  1. Bob B. Says:

    No suggestions here, but that was an absurd request.

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Agree with the absurdity. I wonder how that actually worked out! I would just ask about how the party went and see what comes up in the conversation. I wouldn't want to lose a friend, so I would be careful what I say, if anything.

  3. soogar Says:

    It;s an absurd request, however people in general seem to be losing their manners when it comes to requesting money in lieu of gifts for weddings, birthdays etc.

    However upon reflection, if the person received the money then the objective was accomplished. My parents often complain about stingy people, however they don't get extra points for generosity and they have money problems. One thing I notice is that people don't end friendships with stingy people or people who make tacky requests so in the end, these people come out ahead at someone else's expense.

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