I was a bridesmaid in my maid of honor (let's call her Barb)'s wedding this past weekend. We have a mutual friend who was also invited to the wedding, let's call her Jane. To effectively convey my frustration, let me give you a little info about Jane.
She has quite the history of being 'flaky' and a little crazy. We even fondly (behind her back) refer to her as "Crazy Jane" because all through college she did sketchy stuff like go to the bar with us, then meet up with one or (more often) multiple guys and make out with them and then refuse to leave with us because "she met this really nice guy and they're going to hang out!!!" Or she'd ditch us at the bar without telling us because she again met the man of her dreams, and then another time she brought a guy home to my friend (same one who just got married, Barb)'s house because that's where she was crashing that night, etc. etc. Detailing the extent of her craziness would take forever, so I'm going to condense this to the important stuff. Crazy Jane is not yet 30, but has managed to marry and divorce THREE (3) men over the course of her adulthood. Also, when she is not married, she is in a serious relationship, at least for a month, until they break up and she meets the next guy who's perfect for her and they enter into a serious relationship. Whatever, it's her life. Long story short = men don't last long with her, no matter how much they seem to be her soul mate.
So this brings us to about a month ago when Barb sends out her wedding invites, including one to Jane.
Jane RSVPs for 2 people, which Barb thought was strange because as far as she knew, Jane was currently single and Barb didn't include a plus-one for single guests. She calls Jane to investigate further, and Jane says "Oh I want to bring my new boyfriend!!! He really wants to come!" Barb said "Okay cool. He can come."
Barb tells me that she still didn't include Jane's BF in the count because we know how Jane is and they absolutely would not be together by the wedding.
But then! In a whirlwind romance, we see on Facebook that Jane has MARRIED this guy that she's known for a month or less! Barb says, "Wow, I guess he really is coming now." And then included him in her count. Now Barb's wedding is several states away, so she confirmed with Jane multiple times over the course of the month leading up to her wedding, because she knows how flaky Jane can be and it was costing Barb and her FI around $80 a person and they paid for the wedding themselves. Jane confirmed with Barb every time, including once last week before the wedding, saying "Yes Yes of course we will be there!!!"
It's noon on the Friday before the wedding. Barb gets a text message from Jane saying they can't make it.
A fucking text message?! After she HAD to bring her boyfriend-now husband and Barb spent $160 to include them because they confirmed 7 damn times that they were going to be there?!?!
The worst part is we all KNEW this would happen.
I can't even.