Mum sends boy's dad a bill for not showing up at her boy's birthday party!
We've just read, open-mouthed, the news story about 5-year-old Alex Nash, from Cornwall, whose dad has been sent a bill for £15.95 – because Alex didn't show up at his friend's party!
Alex's friend's mother Julie Lawrence said Alex's non-attendance at her son's birthday party left her out of pocket and, since his parents had her details, there was no reason why they couldn't tell her Alex was not coming to the party after all.
Alex's dad had accepted an invitation to the party at a dry ski slope but then realised their son was double-booked and due to spend time with his grandparents.
Alex's dad said he was shocked to get the bill. "It was a proper invoice with full official details and even her bank details on it," he said. "I can understand that she's upset about losing money. The money isn't the issue; it's the way she went about trying to get [it] from me."
What do you think, though?
Is Alex's dad right that Julie has gone a bit over-the-top and treated him rudely? Or do you secretly admire Julie for charging him for his son's no-show?
Please do let us know what you think by posting on this thread!