RSVP POLICE …
A five year old boy was given a child “no show” invoice for missing a schoolmate’s birthday celebration and he and his parents are are being threatened with legal action, should they refuse to pay. The family was sent a bill for £15.95 ($24.14): monies due, for apparently, for failing to RSVP. HUH? So let’s under stand this, these individuals are getting a bill and being threatened with legal action over $25 for not RSVP’ing? Since when can you assume some one is coming to your party if you don’t RSVP? They might have a leg to stand on if the boy did RSVP and never showed. WHAT A JOKE. Maybe the 5 year old should counter-sue for emotional distress.
A UK family is crying party foul after their 5-year-old was billed for missing a schoolmate’s birthday celebration. Now they are being threatened with legal action, should they refuse to pay.
Cornwall residents Derek Nash and Tanya Walsh said they were shocked when their son, Alex, arrived home from preschool with a brown envelope stuffed in his backpack. Inside there was a formal invoice from another mother, Julie Lawrence, for £15.95 ($24.14): monies due, apparently, for failing to RSVP to her son’s fete when Alex could no longer attend.
“It was an invoice for a ‘child no-show’ fee for the party… and it was a proper invoice with full official details, even her bank details, and e-mail address, and name,” Nash told BBC News in an earlier report.
After expressing his frustration to his son’s teacher and school officials, Nash confronted Lawrence at her home, stating that he had found the invoice in his son’s bag and “wasn’t happy about that.”