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172. The Wedding Invitation
Tom’s second cousin was getting married in early
. Tom hardly knew his second cousin. They rarely
to each other. Tom spoke to Ed’s mom
often. Tom hoped he wouldn’t get an invitation.
disliked weddings. They reminded him of his own
. His wedding was okay, but the marriage was
disaster. Ever since, he had seen weddings as
to disaster. He disliked spending money. An invitation
he’d have to respond yes or no. Even
he responded no, he’d still have to send
gift. That was $100 out the window. He
traveling if it involved more than a short
. If he responded yes, he’d have to take
two-hour bus ride. But if he responded no,
might be insulted. Families expect family members to
their weddings. On May 30, Tom hadn’t gotten
invitation. He felt relieved and insulted.