Laura Ann Rullo was on Matty J’s 2017 season of The Bachelor Australia, and was eliminated early in the series.
But, as often happens with reality television, Laura attracted a few new Instagram followers and developed some friendships with her cast mates.
And then, last weekend, Laura had a birthday party.
Posting about her birthday celebration on Instagram on Tuesday, Laura wrote, “So this photo was taken on the evening of what was supposed to be an amazing birthday, but gosh it was anything but!”
Accompanied by a photograph of her early in the night, Laura wrote that all she wanted this year was to feel special and have an amazing party with the people she loves.
Instead, more than 50 per cent of the close friends she invited did not respond, and another 10 or so confirmed they were coming, and did not show up. According to Laura, they didn’t even send a message to let her know they couldn’t make it.
So this photo was taken on the evening of what was supposed to be an amazing birthday, but gosh it was anything but! Whilst I could do what the majority would do and say how lit my night was, I’m not about that kind of behaviour so here it goes.. Given that the past 3 of my birthdays were a right cu*t, all I wanted for myself this year was to be happy, feel special and have an amazing birthday with people that I love. Instead, over 50% of the ‘close friends’ I invited didn’t even have the audacity to respond to my birthday invite and probably another 10 who said they were coming, failed to show up or even message me to tell me that they couldn’t make it… bro, you alive? I then had several family members hospitalised, many friends fall ill and others with other functions. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely and utterly understand when situations such as these arise but can’t help but wish they were there nonetheless. I don’t want to take away from the real most valuable players (especially the 95% of you who rocked up that I have only known for just over a year) who made an effort on the cold evening to join me on my birthday celebrations, call me the morning of my birthday to wish me well or shoot a nice birthday text my way, I promise you it hasn’t gone unnoticed and I can’t thank you enough! I just can’t help but question if my expectations of my friends on things like birthdays is too high. Our birthday comes by once every year and I do my very best to make my friends feel extra special on their birthday with an early morning call, a lengthy message or a video about our friendship and how much I love them, am I really expecting too much for wanting people to RSVP to my birthday invite or make an effort to show up? I am honestly the first one at peoples parties and usually the last one to leave and whilst I don’t do it to get something in return, a little bit of extra specialness on my birthday wouldn’t have gone astray. I left my birthday and my guests early so I owe you an apology, I’m so sorry! Maybe I’m being a right sook, but another birthday passed filled with disappointment! It’s fair to say that I’ll never be celebrating a birthday again!
“I don’t want to take away from the real most valuable players (especially the 95 per cent of you who rocked up that I have only known for just over a year) who made an effort on the cold evening to join me…” she added.
Laura continued that she does her best every year to make her friends feel extra special on their birthday, and doesn’t feel like it was too much to expect them to show up to a party.
“I left my birthday and my guests early so I owe you an apology, I’m so sorry.
“Maybe I’m being a right sook, but another birthday passed filled with disappointment!
“It’s fair to say that I’ll never be celebrating a birthday again,” Laura concluded.
Have you organised a birthday and had guests not show up?