The Caramel Crunch (1 February 2020)

Over at Caramel (Learner at Love), CARAMEL has started a new prompt. I’d like to see her prompt do well, and I had some time today to write a post, so here we go…

The prompts are called the Caramel Crunch and so far are centered around a moral question. For your convenience I shall repeat her question.

You receive an invitation to the wedding of a friend. The reception will be at an expensive venue. You realize that they will be expecting guests to buy a gift from their wedding list. When you look at the gifts, they are all well beyond your budget.

Okay, another straightforward one.

Caramel mentions money twice in just a couple of lines, so I’m guessing that’s an issue. I always believed that if I couldn’t go into a restaurant and order the most expensive thing on the menu, then I should probably not go to the restaurant at all.

So I’d say thanks but no thanks, and duck out of the invitation. There’s going to be lots of other guests there, so nobody is particularly going to miss my presence.

It’s funny. As a singleton, I always tended to back out of weddings and engagement parties, they just made me uncomfortable.

Now that I’m married myself, I feel no such discomfort, but by the same token I’m under no illusion exactly how critical my appearance would be.

Miserable Old Sod