Help me out with this one, friends.
I need to know if I'm being unreasonable, or if (which just HAS to be the case) I'm right on the money.
Let me preface this with something...I am not Heloise or Ms. Manners or Dear Abby by any means. I'm not all on the up and up on the do's and don't's of all etiquette, but this one? This is one where I think (please correct me if I'm wrong) I'm right.
Ever since I was living on my own, or AT LEAST since I was married with children and a mortgage payment, it has irritated me to NO END when people attach a "note" to invite that is sent to my or the Mr's parents saying, "M and family are invited, too!".
I can't really tell if these people just think they're being nice, by inviting us, if they're just too damn lazy to do the foot work (which, these days is all of sending out a Facebook message) to find our address, or if they just want an extra gift but don't really want us there.
Whatever it is, it bugs the living daylights out of me.
I want to say, "Dude. I am married with my own family. I have NOT been living with my parents for nearly 15 years. I have a life of my own, I'm all grown up, and if you REALLY want me to come, SEND A DAMN INVITE." I honestly and truly do NOT consider myself invited unless I get an invitation. And nothing is really a valid excuse to me.
So...lemme hear it. Am I out of line? Am I justified in being irritated? Whaddya have to say?