So we all have birthdays, we all love to get gifts. We all love to celebrate. But why would some of us want to put our friends in an awkward position.
I would much prefer a smaller gathering or a gathering at my home. I like to enjoy my friends. I like to know I did not put them in an awkward position. I am a natural giver, I never want to feel I took something from someone!
We have become such a yes society, it really is ok to say no. We can not be responsible if someone is offended if that was not our intentions. After all they did not think of offending us in asking.
So for the love of your friendship, save those free birthday dinners for you and your spouse or a close friend.
Stepping off Soap Box
Peace, Love and EnJoy