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July 5, 2019 at 9:04 am #847059snoopyGuest
Unfortunately, if BoF wants to keep the family peace, it sounds like you will be going to the wedding. You have no obligation to the bachelor party, especially given this guy is an arrogant blowhard and will likely pick a timing/location that you just can swing (timing wise or financially). Upside of travelling to a wedding with SoF….they are great excuses for having to leave things early and go do your own thing, even on a tiny private island.
Any chance this remote destination island has Zika and you want another kid? (I kid, I kid, don’t try for another kiddo just to get out of a wedding). But seriously…Zika can be a great excuse if you are within societal norms for second spawn creation.July 5, 2019 at 9:23 am #847060LisforLeslieGuest
Oy vey, nothing like being asked to spend money on unlikeable people. You know that not spending the money will cause years of stress so this is the time you suck it up. But I like the idea of Fyodor, BoF and SoF bookending said nonsense w a family vacay in the area and just cheerfully saying “oh we won’t be available for blah blah blah because we will be on other island.”
You just have to keep cheerily saying that you’re all excited to have the opportunity to travel to such an exciting and exotic location and you look forward to all the festivities and ignoring any requests to do differently.July 5, 2019 at 11:24 am #847066
It would be nice to tack on other travel, but I suspect given both of our work schedules, it’s going to be more a matter of swooping in for the minimal amount of time possible and then swooping out.July 6, 2019 at 7:38 am #847167bloodymediocrityParticipant
I’m not a big fan of weddings in general, but unless you’re paying for everyone’s transportation, destination weddings should be a crime.July 6, 2019 at 9:08 am #847184LisforLeslieGuest
To be fair I am also a Swooper. my cousin too. But he shows up, he was there for a great aunts funeral and he was there for my sister’s wedding even if he left halfway through the reception, so it totally counts (with an asterisk). I swooped in for his youngest’s bat Mitzvah.
Consider this a mitzvah and put it in the ledger of “shit I did so I can get out of things later”.
How old is SoF and can the child be left w a relative on your side for two days?July 6, 2019 at 11:04 am #847196LucidityGuest
Ever thought about having more spawn? Perhaps you could time a pregnancy so that BoF is 8 1/2 months at the time of the wedding. Probably shouldn’t travel to a secluded island that close to the due date, sorry bro.July 6, 2019 at 11:35 am #847198
SOF is eight – old enough that she’ll be expected to come and old enough to be really upset if she doesn’t go.July 6, 2019 at 11:47 am #847199
@bloodymediocritiy, I have long thought that destination weddings were obnoxious, but I would feel less bad doing it for someone I like.July 7, 2019 at 8:56 am #847242LisforLeslieGuest
Is it possible to give options like “we can come or we can send a gift, but we can’t do both because you’re a petty pretentious prick, I mean because we need to set aside funds for a new roof this year.” ?
I have no problems lying to people to make my life easier.July 7, 2019 at 8:58 am #847243
I am going get him a vasectomy voucher as a wedding gift.August 4, 2019 at 7:28 pm #849501FyodorGuest
Well, they’re officially engaged. I hold all of you responsible for failing to stop this.August 4, 2019 at 8:24 pm #849503AngeGuest
I apologise, my mind control powers tend to dilute the more hemispheres they have to cross.