Originally Posted by Sadie's Mom
I work at a large company with thousands of employees. It seems that every week the collection "hat" is being passed around for one reason or another (first house purchase, wedding, first child, etc.).
Oh man! Can I ever relate to that!
Back in the early 1980's I worked at Tan Jay in the shipping department doing invoicing. I had only been there a couple weeks when a woman who worked in the returns cage across the ailse from me, and whom I'd never even talked to, came and gave me an invitation to her daughter's "hall shower" for her wedding! I told her that I didn't know her daughter and that I wouldn't feel comfortable going to a wedding shower for someone I didn't know. She looked at me like I was from Mars!
I later found out that she had had 2 "hall showers" for her daughter's wedding. One in the city and one in the country and each had about 600 or 700 people in attendance!!!
How can any one person know that many people!
Apparently the bride and groom got everything from dishes to linens, full rooms of furniture
from bedrooms to dining rooms, large and small appliances and enough cash for a down payment on a house
Their marriage lasted only about 6 months, then they divorced!