They still remain friends because the guest says that the newlyweds “are really tight, but weirdly charismatic.”
It's been a long-standing tradition to include cakes in the wedding reception. The newlyweds cut it together and then it is served to the guests at the party. Most guests eat only a piece, others go for a second small slice, while some forgo the sweet treat completely. But one wedding-goer had a surprise of their life when they had a second slice of cake. They received a message from the couple asking them to pay for the extra piece they had eaten.
First of all, the couple came up with a rather unusual demand that anyone who wanted a piece of their wedding cake must cough up £3.66 (nearly $5) for each slice. Apparently, the couple found their guest indulging in a second slice through CCTV footage, and they reached out to the person asking them to pay for the second slice.
The couple sent a text saying, “Hey, so we were just looking at the CCTV and saw that you had two pieces of wedding cake. We announced that each guest must pay per slice and you only paid for one. Can you please send the £3.66 asap." The screenshot of the mind-boggling request was shared on Reddit.
Bored Panda reached out to the person who had shared the screenshot, and this is what they said about what exactly happened that night.
“I had a couple of beers by this point so didn’t think much of it. Some of the guests were really disappointed by it, though, one actually said that the cake wasn’t worth what they were charging and asked for an invoice from the cake makers to see if they were actually making a profit from it,” they told us and added: “Turns out they can’t find the receipt!”
Some people refused to eat the cake when they found out they would be charged for it. “When I received the message I called them straight away, because me and the groom are close,” the author of this post explained. “It was easier to talk to him about it. He’s quite wily, though, and manipulated me into making me pay for the cake while I was on the phone.”
When asked why the couple charged for cake, the Redditor said that the newlyweds “are really tight, but weirdly charismatic.”
They continued: “I’ve often found myself questioning why I am bending over backwards for them." Surprisingly, this is not the first time that there's been an issue over money.
"A few years back me and my partner looked after their dogs and they said we could stay at theirs while we did and use their car, etc. When they returned I got a Revolut request from the groom for 13 GBP and change for the petrol we used to take their dogs out while they were on holiday.”
However, “I didn’t get too much into it as 13 wasn’t worth the friendship, but it’s nice to know this happened on a larger scale and I’m not the only one that thinks it’s nuts,” they explained.
This may sound strange but what would you do if you were ever in a similar situation?
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