Irked by $ request from wealthy sisters.
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|Wed, 08-06-2003 - 1:33pm|
3 weeks ago my cousin & sister planned semi big party for our twin moms. 3-4 family members provided the food. Not sure who bought liquor. Normally when a big party like this is planned we all are in on it and discussing costs - nobody mentioned costs or planning to me at all so I assumed the family members planning party were taking care of everything.
A week after the party my sister (who just inherited tons of money from very wealthy father-in-law) called & said they broke down the cost & expected me to pay $55.00 for my portion. I was shocked at the request - I'm bewildered that they wouod even put me on the spot like this for they full well know my financial predicament - I'm barely able to make ends meet on a month-to-month basis. Furthermore, they are more than financially able to handle this party so it's not like they are hurting for money. Lastely, I can honestly say that if they tables were turned & I was the one with all the money I would never put my single divorced sister who struggles just to afford the bare necessities on the spot. I reminded my sister of how broke I am at the moment and she told me to figure out what I could afford - obviously, they strongly feel I should contribute.
Later, I come to find out that the 3 siblings that did not come to the party are not expected to contribute at all because they did not attend. Now I feel like I could have politey said I can't afford to come to this party had I knows I'd be expected to pay $55 in the first place.
And another thing.....I think the biggest cost was the liquor bill....I DON'T EVEN DRINK!
And one more thing....our mom's husbands, who also both have plenty of money are not expected to pay a thing either.
Again, venting & seeking opinions.....haven't paid yet & thinking of what to say.