by Carol L Crowell
Hi Suzie! I'm so honored you asked me to be your bridesmaid. You'll make a beautiful bride.
Your mom showed me the dress you want me to wear for your wedding. It's nice. So casual. Imagine a corduroy bridesmaid dress. Now that's a dress I can wear everyday.
But - I gotta question for you about the dress. OK?
Why did you ask me to pay a thousand dollars for it? It looks like your mom sewed it.
And I can tell your mom did a good job on making the dress and sure, sure, your mom's time and skill is worth something. But, a thousand dollars?
Oh, I get it - bridesmaids these days are supposed to pay for their own dresses at weddings. I understand that weddings are expensive. But a thousand dollars, Suzie?
Why are you smiling? What's so funny?
The thousand dollars wasn't for the dress? Then what was it for?
A new car? A new Mercedes? Really? Sure - I'll look at it!
Oh - goodness! It's so beautiful.
Thank you, Suzie!
Why, of course, I'll drive it to your wedding!
Suzie, you are a real good friend. Okay, okay.
Stop laughing, Suzie.
Yep, the joke is on me.