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Feel-good story of the day

Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:39 pm

OK, so this is sort of like another Schadenfreude thread but hopefully a little bit less political. Let the healing begin!

Bride cancels wedding, breaks up with fiancé after friends and family refuse to pay for $60G nuptials
A woman’s long-winded tirade blaming her friends and family for canceling her dream $60,000 wedding has gone viral on social media.
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The Facebook post starts with, “It comes with great sadness that I am announcing the cancellation of the [censored] Wedding. I apologize for cancelling only 4 days beforehand.”

The bride, identified as Susan, then reveals that she and her fiancé have broken up “due to some recent and irreparable problems” before going on to blame her friends and family for “ruin[ing] my marriage and life.”
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“We managed to save up nearly $15K for a wedding. Since our love was like a fairy tale, we wanted an extravagant blow out wedding, one where our son could be included,” the woman wrote. “We started touring venues and were torn between two. A local psychic told us to go with the more expensive option, and we thought why the hell not?”
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“Our dream wedding amounts to 60K – all included with flights to Aruba. All we asked was for a little help from our friends and family to make it happen.”

The 17-paragraph outburst said the pair “specifically asked for cash gifts” from the guests.

“How could we have OUR wedding that WE dreamed of without proper funding? We’d sacrificed so much and only asked each guest for around $1,500.”
Those mean, stingy wedding guests ruined everything!
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Re: Feel-good story of the day

Post by ed » Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:22 pm

I would suggest that the real winner here is the Husband to be.

The mind wobbles at a life with a person like that.
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Re: Feel-good story of the day

Post by sparks » Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:09 pm

No shit.

"We consulted a psychic...."

Pretty much says it all.
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Re: Feel-good story of the day

Post by Doctor X » Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:43 pm

I do not feel good.

They have already reproduced.

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Re: Feel-good story of the day

Post by sparks » Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:53 pm

We can only hope Natural Selection will take care of this ... ugly spectacle.
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Re: Feel-good story of the day

Post by shemp » Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:35 pm

Read all. Not sure if true. Snopes, anyone?
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Re: Feel-good story of the day

Post by Grammatron » Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:53 pm

shemp wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:35 pm
Read all. Not sure if true. Snopes, anyone?
I mean, it's on the internet.

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Re: Feel-good story of the day

Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:03 am

shemp wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:35 pm
Read all. Not sure if true. Snopes, anyone?
You're right, and that was in the back of my mind too.

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/susan-bride-wedding/

Cannot be verified. They rule it "unproven".
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Re: Feel-good story of the day

Post by shemp » Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:27 am

Grammatron wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:53 pm
shemp wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:35 pm
Read all. Not sure if true. Snopes, anyone?
I mean, it's on the internet.
Well then it must be true!
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Re: Feel-good story of the day

Post by Witness » Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:09 pm

Less flamboyant, but there are many stories of people giving away free stuff who then get asked to deliver it on the taker's doorstep. One I just saw on reddit:

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A matter of education…

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Re: Feel-good story of the day

Post by Grammatron » Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:27 pm

I too enjoy r/choosingbeggars

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Re: Feel-good story of the day

Post by sparks » Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:26 am

Damn but the world is full of teh Dumbth.
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