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5-year-old boy gets bill for not showing up to friend’s birthday party

By Mason White 11:22 AM January 20, 2015
Derek and Alex Nash with the invoice 

By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) The parents of a young boy, were surprised after they received a bill because their son did not go to a friend’s party.

The parents of the 5-year-old boy, were threatened with legal action if they fail to pay the bill because their son did not show up for the birthday party of a classmate.

The father, Derek Nash of Torpoint, Cornwall, said that they found a bill for £15.95 (about $25) in his son’s backpack.

The boy, Alex Nash, intended to go to the party. However, he and his sister ended up going on a trip with his grandparents instead.

Mr. Nash said that he initially thought the letter was a joke, but now, the friend’s mother is threatening to bring the case to small claims court if he does not pay up.

The family originally accepted the invitation to attend the birthday party at the Ski Slope and Snowboard Center, forgetting that they had a prior family commitment.

The family said that they had already arranged for the children to go out with the grandparents.

Alex was given the choice, and he chose to go with the grandparents.

When the children returned to school they found a brown envelope in Alex’s backpack. It was a bill for £15.95 for being a no-show at the party.

The teacher confirmed that the birthday boy’s mother placed the envelope in the backpack.

The school principal apologized and assured the father that she will remind all staff members that it was a violation of the protocol to pass things on from parent to parent through their kids.

Derek Nash said that he went to the birthday boy’s home and spoke to his mother. She was very serious about getting the money she was out due to Alex being a no-show to her son’s birthday party.