2 A Wedding Invitation

43 A Wedding Invitation

Val was absolutely delighted to have received an invitation to the wedding of her friend, Kate. As she explained to her boyfriend, Alan, later, Kate’s father was very wealthy and was bound to fork out for a lavish reception. There would, undoubtedly, be caterers there who would ply the guests with tasty food and champagne. Because Alan was not ready to tie himself down to married life, he really didn’t like all this wedding talk. Indeed, Val had seized on the chance to say how wonderful it would be to be married and to have children. At this point, Alan hastily changed the subject and mentioned how expenses could mount up for wedding guests, by the time they had shelled out a lot of money for a present and had paid for the journey to the wedding destination. He had hoped to pare down the expenses by suggesting that Val did not really need a new outfit, but she was completely opposed to the idea of wearing one of her existing outfits. She had been yearning for an excuse to buy something new and had got her wish with the arrival of the wedding invitation. Alan just hoped that she would not go over their budget limit when she was settling on something. His wish was not granted. Val spent a great deal on an eye-catching dress and hat, leaving Alan to say gloomily that the bride and groom would now be getting a much cheaper present.

 

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43 A Wedding Invitation

Val was absolutely delighted to have received an invitation to the wedding of her friend, Kate. As she explained to her boyfriend, Alan, later, Kate’s father was very wealthy and was bound to ….    …  for a lavish reception. There would, undoubtedly, be caterers there who would …   the guests ….   tasty food and champagne. Because Alan was not ready to …    himself ….   to married life, he really didn’t like all this wedding talk. Indeed, Val had ……     ..   the chance to say how wonderful it would be to be married and to have children. At this point, Alan hastily changed the subject and mentioned how expenses could …..    ..  for wedding guests, by the time they had …….     …   a lot of money for a present and had paid for the journey to the wedding destination. He had hoped to ….    ….    the expenses by suggesting that Val did not really need a new outfit, but she was completely …….       ..    the idea of wearing one of her existing outfits. She had been ……..      …    an excuse to buy something new and had got her wish with the arrival of the wedding invitation. Alan just hoped that she would not go over their budget limit when she was ……..       ..   something. His wish was not granted. Val spent a great deal on an eye-catching dress and hat, leaving Alan to say gloomily that the bride and groom would now be getting a much cheaper present.

Conversation Questions

 

What kind of people fork out a lot of money on their birthday parties?

When was the last time you went to an event where the guests were plied with tasty food and drinks?

When is the best time in life to get tied down? What other things tie you down?

Would you seize on the opportunity to change your job/school? Why/why not?

How should you deal with life when pressure mounts up?

What kind of things have you shelled out on but regret?

How much do you think we need to pare down the material things that we own?

Are you opposed to the current state of affairs in the world? How?

What are you yearning for? Why?

If you settle on doing something, who/what can make you change your mind?

 

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