I hope every delicious bite was tainted by the shame of what a selfish person you are
May 17, 2010 7:57 PM Subscribe
A woman caused a scene and walked out with a significant amount of food at my parents anniversary party. Should I write her a scathing email?
posted by yellowbinder to Human Relations (76 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
We had an anniversary party for my parents the other day, and since then almost all discussion has revolved around the actions of one woman. She is the wife of one of my dad's friends who he hasn't seen in years.
She was rude to me and my family members throughout the evening, literally yelling at us to take her picture, demanding to see said pictures immediately, etc. But things really got crazy when dessert was served.
She somehow managed to get a box from the staff, and started loading it up with chocolate covered strawberries. She'd make a trip to the dessert table, pick up three or four, put them in her box, and repeat. She must have taken at least 15 - 20 of them, and many people did not get any, including both my parents. After seeing this a few times, I mentioned this to my mother. She decided to play it a little passive agressive, and asked the woman if she'd like to take any food home.
The woman played dumb, wondering how she'd transport it home, and wherever could she get a box? When one was brought to her by the staff, she demanded a larger one, and immediately started loading it up, including an entire tray of 12 miniature hamburgers. She must have walked off with well over $100 worth of food.
I stepped outside, and when I returned I saw her and her husband on the way out. She asked her husband if they should say goodbye, he said nah, and they walked out into the night with loads of our delicious, expensive foodstuffs.
I wish I had said something then, or grabbed the box of strawberries and triumphantly returned them to the party. Although people have been joking about this ever since, I'm actually really angry about it. Some people have even suggested it ended the part early, as once people saw her grabbing food, the frenzy for leftovers was officially on.
I have her email address, and my parents have made it clear these people have worn out their welcome and will not be invites to any future events. Should I send the nasty email I've been composing in my head ever since?