Last week, Tracy and her husband Joe received an invitation in the mail for the Bar Mitzvah of the son of Joe’s childhood friend Adam. Joe has not seen or heard from Adam in a good ten years, but none the less, he was touched to be invited to the celebration. Tracy and Joe sent their regrets – not only are they not close to the family, but the Bar Mitzvah is all the way across the country.
Although Joe reveres his old pal, Tracy told us she is NOT sending a gift to the Bar Mitzvah boy. She feels that Adam sent the invitation for the sole purpose of soliciting more gifts for his son. It’s not like Adam even sent a personal note trying to reconnect with Joe on a more personal level…
However, some of us at Fab & Fru disagree with Tracy’s reaction…. Did Adam really only invite them to get a gift for his kid? Or did he truly hope that Joe and Tracy could make it? Regardless, are there times when an invitation to a major celebration does NOT require sending a gift – or is Tracy in the right not to send one?
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