Should Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries keep their wedding gifts?
Kim Kardashian and NBA forward Kris Humphries reportedly registered for more than $172,000 in wedding gifts. Do they deserve to keep their presents even though Kardashian filed for divorce after only 72 days of marriage?
The New York Post took the question to etiquette experts. The answer was a resounding "no."
“The rule of thumb is if the marriage ends after just six months, you should return the unused gifts,” said Lizzie Post, author of Emily Post’s Etiquette 18th Edition. “After just 72 days, the gifts must be returned to the wedding guest."
What about the people who spent four hours watching their two-part wedding special on television? Should they be compensated for their time?
Kardashian and Humphries (a free agent who played last season for the New Jersey Nets) allegedly made $18 million off of their wedding. About 5 million people tuned into the show. If the money were divided evenly, each fan would earn $3.60 for their wasted time.
Sounds like a good starting price.
-- Melissa Rohlin