Friday, July 11, 2008

Pathetic


Not too long ago, on a TV show we were watching, in preparation for a wedding, the groom jokingly said he wanted an ATM machine at the reception.

The wedding planner dude thought he was serious and got him one.

I thought it was kinda funny.

But today on the radio I heard that in Israel having an ATM machine at the wedding reception is a growing trend.

The machine conveniently produces a slip of paper showing who gave money via the machine and how much, so the newly flush with cash bride and groom can later thank them properly.

I knew that America was quickly heading for aych-eee-double-hockey-sticks in a hand basket, but it now appears that the whole world is headed there as well.

I can't think of anything tacky-er than this off the top of my head.

5 comments:

Babystepper said...

Pretty tacky, I agree, but it was only a matter of time.

Around here some families pass the father's boot around at the reception and my Mexican friend said people had to come pin money to her dress while she was dancing.

photowannabe said...

Good grief...that's the most rediculous thing I ever heard.
Tacky and lowers my opinion of the "happy couple".

photowannabe said...

Just read babysteppers comment and I guess many cultures have a money tree or pin money to the dancing bride. That seems more like tradition and has some personalness to it. An ATM machine seems cold and money grubbing.

Hammer said...

That is about as bad as asking for cash instead of gifts.

Qtpies7 said...

We've seen the dollar dance done, but an ATM machine is a bit crazy. Well, a whole lot crazy, actually, lol. Maybe in different cultures it is viewed differently.
My cousin got a wedding invitation from someone they met in Africa, and it asks in the invitation how much money they are going to send for the wedding party. Apparently that is how they do things, you tell how much you are going to give and they plan the party that way.