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Dear John: Co-Worker Lends Wedding Dress, Friend Doesn’t Lend Invite To Wedding, WTF

My co-worker and supposed friend asked if she could borrow my wedding dress because she thought it was so beautiful. I was thrilled to lend it to her and paid for the alterations ($200 plus) as her wedding present. I accompanied her to her fittings and helped her plan her wedding for approximately 100 friends and family.

The kicker: My husband and I were not invited to the wedding, and when she returned my gown, it had lipstick on it and cake down the front. It wasn’t even in a bag — she just handed it to me. What should I think about this?

— FLABBERGASTED IN FLORIDA

Dear Flabbergasted,

I like that you’re flabbergasted because I’m dumbfounded.

How should you think about this? Well, for starters, you now know that your “friend” was only using you and is really a trashy person. I mean, you’re in Florida so what did you really expect? The other thing you should think about is that the dress you so lovingly loaned will now have to be cleaned. When it is cleaned, give that bill right to your “friend” and tell her she owes you.

Then, prepare to distance yourself from said “friend” so that she can’t abuse your kindness anymore.

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Dear John: When In Florida, Avoid Your In-Laws

My husband’s horrible sisters have invited themselves to our home in Florida. They hate me. One’s husband sexually assaulted me five years ago. When I had her come and get him (he was drunk), she accused me of making it up! (She saw it happen.)

The other sister has never invited us over for dinners or special events. She’s extremely obese and will break our furniture if she sits on it.

We are in our 70s, live modestly and can’t afford this selfish intrusion. My husband says, “But they’re my sisters!” Please help me get out of this. — LOOKING FOR PEACE

Dear Looking,

First question: Are you married to someone in The Klumps?

Second question: Would you even want to go over to your sister-in-law’s home for dinner? Sounds like you just want to cut her out completely.

There is one way to get out of this: divorce. JK, you seem to actually love your husband, just not the rest of his family. You can politely excuse yourself when they arrive by letting your husband know “Hey Todd, I’m gonna take a girl’s weekend with Muriel and Florence while your sisters are in town.” Boom. It’s that easy. You can even fake going away with people and just go do something fun for yourself!

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