Welcome to our newest chill room.
Even in the best regulated households, a bill can occasionally slip beneath the radar. Review your processes -- like not closing the desktop, in my case, sire.
Now it's paid, and no need to be concerned about it.
Why not just throw a family party for your uncle after the wedding? I can understand your mum wants to go -- it's her brother -- but for a family business, it's just not possible sometimes to drop everything. You and Zak are adults. You are allowed to make your own decision and not be railroaded.
I can't believe the cost of parking at this convention!
Hotel craziness is really a thing, I guess.
As for the rest: relax. Take a deep breath. Let it out slowly. The future will bring what it does in its own good time.
Thanks and unfortunately, they live on the other side of the state, it's a 5-6 hour drive away (I may or may not have accomplished it in 4, my mother need not be aware of this). Now that I'm (kind of involuntarily) working full-time, we also can't just plan a party for them. I did get the time off and hopefully tax refund will come in by the time the wedding rolls around- that way the extra money for the hotel won't be a bother. And yeah, there isn't a single hotel in Seattle that doesn't require paying for parking (or a hotel that doesn't try to slip it onto the bill, we had one try it a couple years ago). Two years ago we simply parked at the convention center since 24-hour parking ended up being cheaper than the hotel in the long run.
On the upside, against my 21k sales goal this month (second highest in the store), I have now officially hit 50%. One of my impulse-purchasers came in and walked out with a 4.5k cocktail ring. Funny old lady, she's ridiculously loaded (old money, pretty sure they might have something to do with a shipping company in the area) and impulse buys on insane amounts (last purchase was over 7 grand for Christmas presents). So that made my week right there. I still have to do about 10k still but it's nice knowing I'm on track for once. Sales is so stressful and sometimes I just want to shoot myself. Our huge goals are because of Valentine's Day- and next month will be no better because we have our 1 day only trunk show on March 10th.
Now if I can just knock out a few more wedding sets, I'll be good to go. Anyone wanna fly here and buy some diamonds?