Five-year-old Alex Nash was invited to a birthday party for one of his classmate’s. However, according to a report by Perez Hilton on Jan. 19, the parents of little Alex didn’t realize at first that his classmate’s birthday party was on the same day as when they were going to visit his grandparents. When Alex was asked which he would rather do, he chose visiting his family over going to the birthday party.
Alex ended up visiting his family instead and because he didn’t go to the birthday party, he came home with a surprise in his backpack one day. When his parents looked inside his backpack, they found an invoice from the classmate’s mother. Apparently, the classmate’s mother was charging Alex’s parents a ‘no show fee’ for not showing up at the party.
Although the invitation was only accepted verbally from Alex and his parents, the mother of the classmate still insisted on them paying her a no show fee. The total for the invoice came to $24 or 15.95 British pounds.
Not only this but the child who was having the birthday party is no longer allowed to speak to Alex or even play with him at school. And, as if it doesn’t get any worse than that, the mother of the birthday boy has even threatened to take Alex’s parents to small claims court to collect on what she thinks is owed to her.
According to Time, Derek Nash, Alex’s dad had this to say about the situation:
I can understand that she’s upset about losing money. The money isn’t the issue, it’s the way she went about trying to get the money from me.
What do you think about this? Don’t you think this is going a little overboard charging a no show fee? Sound off with your opinion in the comments section and let everyone know what you think about this.