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To be annoyed about the date of my friend's baby shower

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ScrambledEggAndToast Tue 17-Jun-14 20:05:48

I am prepared for a flaming and to be told I am being a diva but .....

My best friend is having a surprise baby shower and one of her other mates has set up an event page on FB. I gave her 1 date I couldn't do, 1 bloody date, and she has picked it angry

I bloody hate baby showers but this is my best friend and I really want to go. The reason I can't is because it's my sister's wedding.

bloated1977 Tue 17-Jun-14 20:07:51

Maybe she mis-read and thought that was the only date you could do.

CoffeeTea103 Tue 17-Jun-14 20:08:11

If it's a surprise then how does your friend know the date? Maybe the person who is organizing it isn't aware?

bloodyteenagers Tue 17-Jun-14 20:10:45

Erm, maybe this was a date the majority could attend

ScrambledEggAndToast Tue 17-Jun-14 20:10:58

My pregnant friend doesn't know the date. Plus I told the organiser quite clearly which date I couldn't do. God, I sound like a right stroppy teenager grin

NotSuchASmugMarriedNow Tue 17-Jun-14 20:11:44

YANBU. It was very spiteful of that person to pick the one date she knew you wouldn't be able to go on.

Teeb Tue 17-Jun-14 20:13:33

Maybe it really was the most convenient time for the majority.

phantomnamechanger Tue 17-Jun-14 20:15:07

Ouch, I would definitely take this personally - unless I had been approached and told, look, really sorry, but this is the only date that a decent amount of people can make, then I would assume that organising friend had done it deliberately and was trying to steal best friend/make me look bad.

Does best friend know about your sisters wedding? Is organiser likely to be bitching about you 'not being bothered' about attending, or lie outright and say you never told her you were otherwise booked that date?

ScrambledEggAndToast Tue 17-Jun-14 20:15:54

I know majority has to rule but unless she spoke to everyone offline then I think she has just decided on this date because it has suddenly appeared with hardly any posts on the event page. Myself and 2 other people suggested dates and that was out of 10 people.

ThursdayLast Tue 17-Jun-14 20:16:12

Ah well.
Baby showers are boooooooring anyway, you'll be having a much finer time! I'd be delighted to have such a cast iron excuse not to go wink

ScrambledEggAndToast Tue 17-Jun-14 20:16:41

Yes, best friend does know about wedding so at least she will know why I'm not there.

ApocalypseThen Tue 17-Jun-14 20:17:11

Maybe she had to prioritise the dates family could do?

MrsMaturin Tue 17-Jun-14 20:18:35

Take your friend out to John Lewis or similar the week before the shower, buy her lunch and something nice for the baby. You'll get in first AND have a nice time for the two of you.

ChasedByBees Tue 17-Jun-14 20:18:57

Could you have a rival baby shower?

grin stir...

ScrambledEggAndToast Tue 17-Jun-14 20:24:39

I will definitely take something over for the baby. Lol, love the idea of a rival baby shower. Sadly, I don't have many mates outside of the people coming to this shower so it could be a poor show grin

JustSpeakSense Tue 17-Jun-14 20:27:52

YABU it's not all. About you she would have asked others for there preferred dates too.

You can't please all of the people all of the time....

JustSpeakSense Tue 17-Jun-14 20:28:10


Weathergames Tue 17-Jun-14 20:29:11

Oooh!! Is she like the woman off Bridesmaids?!

ScrambledEggAndToast Tue 17-Jun-14 20:32:44

Love that film grin Ah well, I know this is a first world problem but hey, I'm still miffed. She is officially Off The Christmas Card List.

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