I Hate Wedding and Baby Registries

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    HOW RUDE!  I hate these things and purposefully avoid them.  These registeries are just an obvious way of saying 'I'm automatically going to hate what you buy, so save me the trouble of standing in the return line please'. How dare you!  It makes me want to buy...
    Sabrina0202 Sabrina0202
    41-45, F
    Jan 25, 2008

    No Title Comes To Mind.

    I have been reading registries until I'm blue in the face, lately. I know four pregnant people, and four people getting married all in this same year! Well, in the next six months, to be precise. I like the idea of a registry, but I think a lot of people have gotten tacky with...
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin
    22-25, F
    Apr 3, 2011

    Some Unnecessary Items Bought By Mere Strangers, Please!

    I can certainly understand the concept of a registry - to create a list of needs and desires accompanied by taste.  But ... WHY!??! I ask do so many seem to 'shame' or 'guilt' you into spending your hard earned $$ on something from an overrated store when it could have...
    AbbyNormal AbbyNormal
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Aug 24, 2007


    I'm not going to have one at my wedding/baby showers (assuming I even have those). I think it's wrong to ask for presents let alone make a list of what you want. It seems selfish and greedy to me. I think, if someone wants to get you a present - great. But it shouldn't be...
    kleisse kleisse
    22-25, F
    Aug 9, 2009

    What Happened to the Thought That Counts

    Remember when someone would knit a blanket or a gift.  or made something special from their heart.  I'm sick of greedy brides and materialistic people registering for all expensive material things.  When are we as people going to say enough.  enough greed...
    Tumblindice Tumblindice
    36-40, F
    10 Responses Aug 13, 2007


    I have been to several wedding showers and a baby shower this year. When registries began, they were a good idea so that the bride or mom to be didn't receive duplicates, but it has gotten out of hand. Young girls today register for the very best of everything and the most...
    chaus chaus
    51-55, F
    1 Response Aug 8, 2008
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