A co-worker has just sent an email to inform me that her son's graduation ceremony is this weekend and that I'm invited. There's an attached photograph of him in cap and gown, holding what I presume is a rolled up certificate.
Fair enough so far, except...aforementioned Goldenchild is graduating from preschool. Effing preschool!
Since when did that become an event worthy of caps, gowns, ceremonies and professional photographs? It's PRESCHOOL! Exactly what does a child have to do NOT to complete preschool? What should I anticipate if and when he actually accomplishes something in life like, I dunno, spells his name correctly?
I've met the child exactly no times and as said co-worker and I aren't what you would call close, I'm assuming my invitation is no more than a solicitation for a gift. I'm thinking of getting him the cardboard tube from inside a toilet roll. Is that appropriate?