Knowing that I might get a response in time, I'm putting out an opinion question.
I have to attend an accepted students dinner this evening. It's being hosted by current students, and my fiance cannot come. I tend to be very shy in these kinds of situations, so I want to bring a friend and pretend he's my cousin.
Is this kind of wrong?
I'd bring your friend and just say he's your friend, but it looks like I'm late. What did you wind up doing?
I brought him and said he was my cousin. The funniest thing was that we were both wearing flannel and jeans that day and went straight from work to the event. We looked like such hipsters.
I felt like I had to fib a little because the event was at a relatively pricey restaurant and the invite was a little weird. They encouraged you to bring a guest, but discouraged parents and did not exactly say friends should come. The invite pretty much said "bring your spouse, partner or significant other." Ultimately about half the people RSVPed yes and did not come, so it didn't matter at all.
Awesome plan. When you start school there next fall, everyone's going to think that you married your cousin