It’s the time for year-end parties.
You might even have been invited to some new year ones as well.
Most of those invites mean well. They would like you to join in the festivities, get drunk, and have a good time. But maybe, like me, you are concerned about the price. The price that they somehow left out in the details.
Would you like to come to this place at this time if you are free?
“I would if it’s not going to burn another hole in my pocket”
is something you can’t really say because there is a need to keep the WA.
So try replying to that email with something like this.
And hopefully, they will reply to you with an amount that’s reasonable enough.