The wedding – the day after, more or less
November 14, 2011 in Daily theme
That’s my phone and below are a few lottery tickets, which unfortunately have not been graceful.
Why do I show you my phone?
Because today I had to charge the battery for three times. The iPhone battery is not to throw rockets, everyone knows that but, today my phone has worked hard.
Today, the first working day after the wedding, I can assure you that in general, people who work in large companies or officials, prefer to make personal phone calls during working hours, pay for someone else, never themselves.
This morning, I’m not exaggerating, between incoming and outgoing calls (the latter a few) only with the Mobile I have been a little over 2 hours on the phone. In general, all calls were to compliment the dress, flowers and by the way, …
Hey you, and now doing a bit of gossip, Who was this man …?”
Better that I leave for another time.
While they talked I used the time to send e-mails expressing my gratitude for their assistance, sympathy, and also for not having taken any vase that graced the tables of the restaurant. In general I said thanks for everything, for everything except for the gifts because that is the work of the couple, their receptors.
The economics of a wedding is extremely complex. The only logical way of putting this is in the form of balancein which we must try to balance the debits and credits, something very difficult.One of the few tools that are available to try to achieve this goal are the guests, for example, friends of the couple. Economically speaking they are not relevant because they either just got married or will be in the near future so that the issue of gifts is reduced to a simple change of cards.
Then there is the family, whose profitability is questionable. Usually when we refer to “that vase …” we are talking about the vase that Aunt Jane, or grandmother Engracia gave us, .
Obviously, Aunt Juanita forgot to add … tucked inside a box in the attic ”
The aristocrats receive many gifts of this kind, but in their case, the vases are usually from sixteenth century and the paintings by Velazquez.
Today, assuming that the couple are young and this is their first marriage, the only economically profitable guests are parent’s friends , especially when parents are, for example, lawyers, judges or politicians. But even in this case, no matter how generous are the parent’s friends , although still a small problem, at least for parents. The revenue generated by the gift concept, not normally flow into the same pocket where costs have gone previously..
Parenting is hard, because have to add another concept, commitment. The commitment that generates any gift, which only affects parents and which is embodied in that small and invisible card wich says:
When my eight children go to marry, I will remember you
Tomorrow I will try to make time to discuss the choice of restaurant, a subject closely related to this one today