Short answer: Yes. When a mom wrote into an advice columnist to ask if she was being unreasonable by asking that her daughter’s best friend not take part in her daughter’s wedding, the internet — ourselves included — collectively gasped. Her reason for wanting the daughter’s friend booted from the wedding party? She’s handicapped. (Yes, you read that right.)
Weddings are stressful, but while they can certainly bring out everyone’s bad sides, this mom-of-the-bride truly takes the cake — no, not the wedding cake — on bad behavior. If you think your mother-in-law is unbearable, just wait until you read this mom’s insensitive letter for help.
Writing into Slate’s well-known agony aunt advice column, “Dear Prudence,” a mother shamelessly asked if her request that her daughter’s handicapped friend not be included in the wedding procession was unreasonable — seriously!