I need help. My FSIL is having a bachelorette party on Saturday. I found out today that I have to finish up a project for my internship by Monday and I still have 50 or so papers to grade. The bachelorette party is back home (3 hour drive) and I just feel as if I just don't have the time. I'm worried though, because the relationship between FSIL and her family and my family is already strained. I don't want to be offensive, but I really don't think I have the time.
There are 16 girls in total who were invited to the bachelorette party (including myself and my two sisters). My younger sister recently had a baby and money is really tight with her. She had to decline the invitation because of her financial situation, but FSIL threw a fit because "we have to have 15 items to get the group discount". I responded that I would get a mani and a pedi, just trying to be nice. Then FSIL posted on her facebook page this post about how her sister has two kids but can handle her life and isn't cheap (not in those exact words, lol). That comment pissed me off! They are expecting us to pay for dinner, beauty bar (renting out a salon, champagne, appetizers) where we will get our nails done, general drinking/clubbing and finish off with a strip club.
I'm sorry, but I am a graduate student. I teach several classes in exchange for a majority of my school bill, I just started a new internship with this amazing company... I'm overloaded as it is.
I really hate her. But, my brother is begging me to just go. I kind of am ready to burn bridges at this point with him and the FSIL. Thoughts?