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Woman angry after mother-in-law charges MONEY for Christmas lunch

Is she being unreasonable?
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A woman has caused outrage after claiming her mother-in-law is charging her family for hosting Christmas lunch. 

The anonymous woman, who posted on Mumsnet, told users that her partner’s mother is demanding $30 per head for food.

‘Am I being unreasonable to think you shouldn’t ask family to pay for their Xmas lunch?’ she asked in the parenting forum.

‘My partner has just told me that his mother who he’s having Christmas lunch with said she wants $30 per head from him! I’m going to my family for lunch so invited him also but he has had it there all his life with his grandparents and siblings too.’

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The woman also said her partner felt it was ‘wrong’ and offered to bring dessert instead.

Users of the forum quickly became outraged, claiming it was ridiculous to ask people to pay for the lunch.

Cannot think of anything less hospitable than setting the menu and demanding your ‘guests’ pay for it,’ one person said.

‘Ask people to bring a dish if you are short on cash,’ another suggested. 

What do you think?

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