shocked womanThe first time I was pregnant, I was astounded by the generosity showered on us by the people in our lives. It was amazing, humbling, appreciated and certainly NOT expected. The second time I became pregnant, same thing, generosity abounded and although we were grateful for every gift, none of it was expected. That's why I'm floored by the alleged behavior of one mom-to-be. Apparently, she invited someone she barely knows to her baby shower and that person opted not to go, totally normal. What's not normal is poem this person got after the baby shower demanding a gift. You are not going to believe it.

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This poem was sent into the website Mommyish by that person I told you about that barely knows the mom to be who invited her to a baby shower. Now, maybe the mom-to-be isn't the one who sent the poem, maybe it is the folks who organized the baby shower, but still. Get ready for some rudeness.

We're sorry you missed the shower!
There was fun and games to be had
The food and drinks not too bad
The loot was a plenty
But we looked high and low and found none from you
Not even a shiny penny!
Babies need a lot
Of this fact we all know
So we've included some shops below!
If none are to your liking, and that we understand
Then grab a pen and get to writing
For checks are to our liking!
The *** Family is registered at these stores and checks can be mailed to this address.

Well, isn't that presumptuous?!

I don't know if it is a cultural thing or not, but I was not raised with the whole gift registry concept. I was born and raised in the U.S., but my mother was not and I do not remember one single time as a child when I went to any kind of event where gifts are customary that my mother ever referred to someone's registry. Gift registries were introduced to me as an adult and quite frankly, I thought they were crass. Like OMG, you tell people exactly what to give you? I was much more used to, you know, being grateful for whatever anyone is kind enough to gift you with.

Now, I totally get the purpose and usefulness of  a gift registry, but what kind of people send out notices DEMANDING gifts when you didn't even attend their event. That takes some kind of cojones and I do not mean that in a good way.

Oh and these people even called out people who gave them things that weren't on the registry. Those people got the following poem:

We loved seeing you at the shower
Remember how the gifts they did tower?
We sorted them for hours
Upon sifting and sorting we noticed something amiss
For your gift didn't match the list
To fix your situation we listed our stores below
But a check could also help us flow!

Can you believe this nonsense?! Please tell me someone had the cojones (in a good way) to call these people on their audacity. 

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lamor...
That's was krazy nd rude...
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I don't see the problem. Sure you might consider it rude but you have no place to judge. Maybe it was tongue in cheek or a total joke. Either way we don't know the circumstances nor do we know the families/friends and what type of relationship they have with each other. Just because it would be rude in your bubble doesn't mean it's rude in theirs.
is obvious that you would do something like that ( at the comment above) ^^^ anyway i do believe that rude and people DO NOT have to gift anything if they don't wan too. Is them who is having the baby not the other person. rude 100 % i would totally posted on facebook and tag her.
Wow incredible when you get a gift you should be grateful and it should come from the heart . I don't like gift registry because is telling you what you should give and if I don't know you too much why would you expect to receive something.
MrsDi...

I know it is a little off topic but I agree with you about gift registries. I have gotten used to them but I do not like to be told what to buy.

Who ever wrote those poems should be ashamed. Were did they learn their manners!

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