I just got an email from our church about a wedding shower. Great! I love to support the young people in our church, graduating high school, wedding showers, baby showers-to help with getting them started in life with a gift. This is a young lady that was raised here in our church. So I am more than a little peeved that the shower will not be held here at the church at all, but she wants presents! Am I the only one who sees something wrong with this? Futhermore, today is the 3rd and the email says to make sure to bring gifts to the church by the 6th. Three days to rush out, get a present, wrap it and take it to the church so her doting parents can scoop up the loot and take it all to the shower 70 miles away. Really. The wedding shower that WE are not invited to. Really. The email was not an invitation, just a self-indulgent-you-owe-me-send-presents-and-money. Really. And the bride is registered at a store that there isn't even one here in our town. The closest one is 48 miles away. So, leave town, drive an hour, fight Christmas crowds, buy the present, fill up car for the drive back home, waste half a day, wrap present and rush it to church to send to the ungrateful bride who will not even grace us with her presence. I don't think so. I looked at what they registered for. The usual towels and dishes, a doorway chin up bar, lunch box with thermos, doormat, then it gets a little greedy..........Amazon gift cards (3) $25.......(3) $50.........(3) 100... tagged with LOVE TO HAVE!! Yeah, I bet....... I scrolled further......Wal Mart gift cards.....$$cha-ching!$$$ followed by--are you ready for this??? Taco Bell gift cards!! Gheesh. Then back to Wal Mart gift cards in this blatant dig for money under the auspices of a wedding shower. How crass. Kept scrolling......ending with gift cards from Chili's, Applebees and Subway. Are we supposed to "gift" them with an evening out? I sure would like to have an evening out......... I am stunned that we are expected to spend our time and money on this girl, but we are not worth her precious time to actually have the shower here, here in the church she was raised in, surrounded by people who watched her grow up. Nope. Just send presents. And don't forget the gift cards. Selfishness is ugly and should not be rewarded.