Quite possibly the worst person in the world

In the unfortunate event that you are suffering with a despicable person in your life - colleague, family member, neighbor, boss, clergy person - I offer you my condolences and some potential solace. 

This is a question posed to Dear Prudence (Mallory Ortberg), Slate's advice columnist. After reading this person's question, you may feel a little better about the rotten person in your life.  

It's hard for anyone to compare to the awfulness of this person. 


Q. Daughter’s friend being in wedding: My 27-year-old daughter and her best friend, Katie, have been best friends since they were 4. Katie practically grew up in our house and is like a daughter to me. My daughter recently got engaged to her fiancé and announced that Katie would be the maid of honor (Katie’s boyfriend is also a good friend of my future son-in-law). The problem is that Katie walks with a pretty severe limp due to a birth defect (not an underlying medical issue). She has no problem wearing high heels and has already been fitted for the dress, but I still think it will look unsightly if she’s in the wedding procession limping ahead of my daughter. I mentioned this to my daughter and suggested that maybe Katie could take video or hand out programs (while sitting) so she doesn’t ruin the aesthetic aspect of the wedding. My daughter is no longer speaking to me (we were never that close), but this is her big wedding and I want it to be perfect. All of the other bridesmaids will look gorgeous walking down the aisle with my daughter. Is it wrong to have her friend sit out?

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