Dad gets ‘no-show’ bill after son, 5, misses birthday party

20 Jan 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Boy (5) fined by friend’s mother for missing birthday party.

LONDON (AP) — It was not what Derek Nash expected to find in his 5-year-old’s school bag: A bill demanding a “no-show fee” for another child’s birthday party.The parents of a five-year-old schoolboy have been invoiced for failing to attend a school friend’s birthday party and threatened with legal action if they do not pay. Nash said the bill from another parent sought 15.95 pounds ($24.00) because his son Alex had not attended the party at a ski center in Plymouth, southwest England. Derek Nash and Tanya Walsh found a brown envelope with a £15.95 (€20.80) “no-show fee” in their son Alex’s school bag last week, sent by his classmate’s mother Julie Lawrence.

Ms Lawrence claims that Alex’s failure to attend her child’s birthday party has left her out of pocket, and that his parents had her details to tell her that their son would not be attending. His mother told the Plymouth Herald, “Julie Lawrence and I weren’t friends, we didn’t talk to each other at school, but I felt bad about Alex not going to the party. It was a proper invoice with full official details and even her bank details on it.” He added: “I can understand that she’s upset about losing money.

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