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Attending a Wedding This Weekend and Finishing MBA

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My girlfriend was chosen to be a bridesmaid in her friend’s wedding, which is taking place in Queens tomorrow. Being in a wedding party is an expensive undertaking (though not nearly as expensive as holding the wedding).

She is spending money on her dress to match the other bridesmaids, matching shoes which had to be ordered and dyed, getting her hair done, gifts for the couple, etc. I offered to pay to have her nails done, as this is something she wanted but turned down due to the cost and the value.

I am not in the wedding party, so this time I can get by without spending a lot of money. However, I was lucky to find appropriate clothing that fits; apparently, I’ve gained a few inches around my waist since the last time I needed to dress nicely. I foresee more intense exercising in the future. Not being able to button pants is a good motivator.

I have no airline tickets to buy, no tux to rent, no responsibilities to the couple. I can just relax and enjoy the ceremony and reception. Fortunately for my girlfriend, she’ll be traveling in a limousine tomorrow. I’m not “allowed” in the limo. The wedding party seems like they could be a crazy bunch of people when they get together, so I don’t know what’s going to happen in there.

Meanwhile, I have my final assignment for my last course of my master’s degree to finish up by Monday night. After that is complete, and after my grades are confirmed, and after the school charges me more money for something which I’m sure they will do, I’ll finally have my MBA.

Published or updated August 25, 2006. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.

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Luke Landes is the founder of Consumerism Commentary. He has been blogging and writing for the internet since 1995 and has been building online communities since 1991. Find out more about Luke Landes and follow him on Twitter. View all articles by .

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avatar J.D.

Congrats, Flexo! An MBA is a great achievement. I’ve always regretted not pursuing an advanced degree when it would have been easier to do. To work at one now would require a lot of lifestyle changes. The price of being OLD.

(p.s. I’ve got a post half-written on that bit about starting a new career, too. I’ll have to expand it to make it a bit different now…)

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avatar Luke Landes

Thanks, J.D.! Don’t change whatever you’re writing just because of this site…

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