I had a really good friend. Unfortunately, I can't stand his wife. Maybe it's because she didn't want me at the wedding due to my gayness.
Or, maybe it's because she's a bit odd.
She sends round an email:
"Hey everyone! I'm throwing a joint birthday/New Year's Party for my husband. I know it's short notice, and I know he's really difficult to buy for, so why not just send me some money towards a present? Even if you've got other plans, you can still send some money!"