Our friend Anna is very wealthy – and puts her money to good use through her involvement with a bevy of charitable organizations.
Anna’s most recent project was chairing a huge gala for an international children’s charity – and the tickets were priced at a hefty $500 each.
After much thought, Anna decided not to send an invite to her friend Jan. She knew Jan and her husband were struggling financially, and the last thing she wanted to do was make them feel any pressure from the invite…
Although Anna’s decision was well intentioned, it had the opposite effect – Jan ended up being really offended that she hadn’t been invited! Jan feels it would have been better for Anna to invite her, and then of course she could have declined. Anna feels terrible, and of course was only trying to protect her friend’s feelings.
So – what do you think? Would it have been more gracious for Anna to send the invite? Or do you agree with her instincts?
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