suki yata ako ng ganito. i remember a few years back, i even vented my own horror story here at GT during my son's baptism.
so here are a few:
- during my brother's wedding, as usual there a lot of uninvited guests, people who didnt follow the dress code. the wedding invite stated formal attire, yet some guests opted to come in shorts, maong pants, tshirts (yung itsura nila parang pupunta to go malling).
-during my nices' b-day which we celebrated at the house, neighbors were invited syempre, pero there is this one makapal na kapitbahay who brought talaga plates to scoop food to be brought back to their house. yung ibang serving dish na medyo ubos na at hindi na na-refill, tinatanong nya kung meron pa daw bang food na iba.
- during my sisters' renewal of vows, one of the guests brought her girlfriend which was not on the rsvp list. eh di nagkagulo ang seating arrangement. i mean, kahit na gf/bf mo, if they're not invited, have the courtesy to follow the invite.
-during my sons christening which was held abroad, there is one ninong who called hubby and nagtanong kung pwede daw ba sya magdala ng bisita sa party. kapal diba. syempre si hubby hindi naman makatanggi. so this ninong brought 3 adults and a kid, on top of his own family, tapos nagbigay ng money as gift, pero naku naman, parang hindi pa sinakto, nilagyan pa ng butal (like $55), eh ang kinain nilang lahat $100++. dont get me wrong ha, hindi naman ako mukhang pera, pero kasi sa mga pagkakataon na ganito, i cant help but compute.
another friend whom i invited to this same event came very late, tapos na ang party and we were just wrapping up, tapos may bitbit din. i gave my colleague a souvenir, then her kasama nagpaparinig to have one also, hindi ko nga sya binigyan, ano sya sinusuwerte.
- during my son's 2nd bday held sa pinas, a lot of those i invited didnt come, although they said they will. some kapal mukhang relatives wala man lang dalang regalo kahit isang supot na kendi, tapos isang buong pamilya sila pumnta. the nerve pa of this kumag cousin who said, his wife will go shopping after the party.
my inlaws commented na hindi masarap ang pagkain, kahit sila din mismo walang dala kahit na ano to give their apo/pamangkin tapos nakuha pa mamintas. if the food didnt measure up to their palette, sana nanahimik na lang sila and not tell me in a demeaning manner.
- during our recent house blessing, we invited only a few people. there are those who confirmed, but then again hindi sumipot, 2 families yan ha. my cousin's wife naman, she invited her parents + friends of the parents (na hindi naman namin kilala) for the reason that they're around the area already (heading to my cousins house actually which is just a couple of blocks away). pero hindi ko na rin pinansin yon, but just realized it a few days after. kasi this house blessing was very important to us, so we wanted only close family/relatives/friends para good vibes, pero meron pa rin nakalusot.
another friend who came to this ocasyon, dressed to the max to the point na niloloko na sya that she will be sagala. kasi while i was dressed very summer casual, she was in formal dress and heels contodo makeup. ang nakakinis pa, she didnt bother to remove her shoes eh lakad sya ng lakad sa bahay. alam naman nya that here, its common courtesy to remove footwear when you enter a house.
so talagang pinoy nga naman in any part of the globe medyo hindi senstive sa ganitong mga issues.