The boss is not really in a very good mood when the subject comes up, it is not his daughter exactly. Rather the stepdaughter is the one getting married and it is turning into a very expensive and complicated thing. His wife apparently knew somehow that I had experience with planning events, although it was never this sort of thing precisely. At any rate she simply appropriated my services, which does not mean that any of my other duties were taken away from me. Today for example I have been working to look for wedding invitations and that really set off the boss. He came to me and asked me how many there were, which is obviously a huge deal if you know anything about this sort of deal. Each and every person that you invite is really a mouth into which you are going to commit to put food which has been prepared by a fancy hotel. In this case they are going to spend an average of around one hundred and thirty dollars on each plate.
That seems like a lot and it is, but the reason is that they are not having one thing. Instead they are basically having a menu where they let the guest decide in advance what it is that they want. Most people are not going to think to save you, or my boss, money in that deal. Instead they are going to simply order the most expensive thing on the offer. This was not what the boss agreed to and he is really boiling over when you talk about this. Of course he wanted to know exactly what this is going to cost him and he is trying to make me cut the costs without dealing with the wife or the stepdaughter. I am in a very bad situation.