I don’t know about you, but in recent years, most of my friends have stopped sending event invites via Facebook and opted for email invites, often of the Paperless Post variety, instead. Part of the reason might be that we’re so bombarded with mass event invites for poetry readings and holiday markets, that some of us ignore Facebook events altogether. But more often, the reason is that a party announced on Facebook always ends up being larger than you want it to be.
Rubi Ibarra Garcia, a teenager in Mexico, learned this the hard way. According to the BBC, the girl’s parents created a video, inviting everyone to her quinceañera, complete with local bands and a horse race, and posted it online as part of a Facebook event. What Garcia’s father, Crescencio Ibarra, didn’t realize was that he set the invite to “public” instead of “private.”
Garcia’s overnight fame has spurned some Twitter jealousy over her birthday turnout, and, as with any viral sensation, hilarious memes and its own hashtag, #XVdeRuby.
— Joseline Mata (@JustJoseline) December 9, 2016
I should be living Rubi Ibarra Garcia’s life right now ???
— Neli (@ProfessioNelli) December 8, 2016
When you wish you could go to Mexico just to attend Los 15 de Rubi?? #losXVderubi
— Adriana Alexandre (@Prisci_alex24) December 9, 2016
— MissSusyMiqbel (@susy09221611) December 7, 2016
Should you decide that you, too, need to be at the unexpected party of the century, you’re in luck: The Mexican airline Interjet is offering a 30% discount.
— Interjet (@interjet) December 5, 2016
Props to Crescencio Ibarra for taking everything in stride. Time to book some tickets to Mexico.
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