A bridesmaid has been fired by a close friend after being diagnosed with a chronic disease – and talking about it consistently.
Sharing her story with an Australian Facebook group, the woman shared how her close friend, a former colleague, was due to marry at a similar time to her.
Initially, she was excited for the build-up to their weddings, but things took a turn for the worse when she was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, a chronic inflammatory bowel disease.
The condition – which cause, among other symptoms, tiredness and weakness – took a huge toll on her energy levels.
She wrote in a post: “I’m not well and barely have the energy for work. Let alone my own wedding planning, and deffo (sic) not hers. So I let her know this.”
However, her friend was apparently not sympathetic to what she was going through.
“She didn’t give a s**t about my diagnosis, and basically said I could concentrate on my wedding after hers. That’s my first strike.”
At the hen party, things came to a head. “I was apparently super picky at the menu (I can’t eat certain things atm (sic) due to IBD, all I asked the waiter was certain ingredients and they were really great and ensured I had an eatable meal) – second strike.”
After the would-be bridesmaid opted out of the hens’ night out (for health reasons), it was the final straw. She told how she received a text which read: “If you can’t be bothered to put silly little things like your illness and your wedding aside to help me on my most important day, I don’t want you there.”
Personally, we wouldn’t want to be a bridesmaid for a friend acting like this – and we’re glad this woman has been let off the hook.
She also shared her brilliant (and resourceful) plan for revenge: shortening her now-redundant bridesmaid dress and wearing it to a party her ex-friend was due to attend.
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