You might want to sit down for this one.
You see, an American woman named Courtney Duffy just tweeted Jet Blue asking for a refund.
Courtney attached a screenshot of an email to her tweet. In the tweet, she explained she wanted a refund for the flights she had booked for an upcoming wedding, because she had just been asked “to relinquish” her “duties as a bridesmaid”.
Yep, the bride had sacked her.
The email from the bride-to-be, Alexandra, is extremely cheery for what is basically a letter of termination.
“I’m so glad to hear you booked flights!” Alexandra begins.
“I have a massive favour to ask you, though – and this is one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to ask anyone – but I need to ask you to relinquish your duties as a bridesmaid.”
Alexandra goes on to explain that she basically doesn’t think Courtney is up to the job of bridesmaid.
“When I asked you, I was really hoping that you could be a part of this whole thing – the bachelorette trip, at least the weekend, prep and the full night of the event… the whirlwind nature of what your travel has become just won’t work with the duties as a party member. I am so, so sorry!!”
The bride-to-be then asks Courtney to send her the jumpsuit she was supposed to wear in the bridal party, because she might have “someone step into the role and assume the duties”.
She then tells Courtney she will transfer the money for the jumpsuit and the postage, before saying she can’t wait to see her at the wedding.
Obviously, Courtney’s post very quickly went viral.
Please transfer this ticket to a beach location, and send the bride a picture of you swimming in the ocean in the jumpsuit.
— Jessica Huseman (@JessicaHuseman) July 27, 2018
Your bridesmaid outfit was a JUMPSUIT? Girl, that is a bullet dodged.
— andi zeisler (@andizeisler) July 27, 2018
At least she is going to pay you for the dress. I was asked to be MOH in my bffs wedding about 12 years ago and then when I lost my job I was kicked out of it because me losing my job was adding too much stress to the bridezilla. Paid 180 for dress and couldn’t return! ????????????
— Brittany Jean Louise (@TripwithBrit) July 27, 2018
“I promise we’re totally cool” is slang for “I’m not mad at you, IDGAF if you’re mad at me and also if you try to talk to me about this I will unleash the righteous wrath of Bridezilla upon you and yours evermore mmk thnx”
— what’s in a name, anyway (@ameekie) July 27, 2018
Courtney later tweeted, thanking Jet Blue for the refund and explaining why she shared the email in the first place.
“Weddings have gotten totally out of control – this is about more than just an email,” she wrote. “I’m hoping this thread reminds future lovebirds and bridal parties to keep their feet on the ground.”
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