People can do some incredibly petty things, but what one mother did when a little boy missed her son’s birthday party is beyond the pale. Julie Lawrence decided to send the parents a $25 invoice, and is even threatening to take them to small claims court.Tanya Walsh and her partner Derek Nash were appalled when their son Alex, five, arrived home from school with a £15.95 bill for missing his classmate Charlie Lawrence’s big day at a local ski centre.
After refusing to pay, Alex’s parents were threatened that they would be taken to court.
Since then Miss Walsh and Charlie’s mother Julie Lawrence have become entangled in a war of words.
‘I messaged Julie on Facebook to say sorry and let’s resolve this amicably. And she said: “The amicable way I believe is for you to pay me the money. And let that be a lesson learnt,’ Miss Walsh, 30, said.
‘The next thing I heard she was taking us to small claims court. My partner went to see her and it ended in an argument. She shouted down the street: “Don’t mess with me”.