Post # 1
“Ooh, I saw some really cool Christmas ornaments at Target. They look like xyz, hint hint.”
“I just need money to pay bills so just give me money this Christmas. “
I f*cking hate Christmas! Well, not really, but I hate how people feel entitled to your money this time of year. SO wastes so much money on Christmas gifts and handing out cash. I hate it.
The first comment was from his sister (whose Christmas tree is packed to the gills with ornaments, btw). The second comment was from his mom who is struggling financially because she only works part time and her loser boyfriend quit yet another job 9 months ago. How is that our problem? We gave them $900 6 months ago to pay their $660 electric bill and so they could get food. We just gave them another $900 loan so their house wouldn’t get foreclosed. I mean WTF, don’t ask us for money for Christmas! You got your Christmas gift 6 months ago and just a few days ago.
I told SO to just completely forgo gifts this year for most people since they hit us up for money all year anyway, or he gets them expensive stuff that ends up broken and abandoned a month later (his younger sisters).
Post # 3
If I ask what you want, please do tell me. But I’m with you – I hate when people “drop hints”.
Off topic but WHY IS THEIR ELECTRIC BILL $600!?!? wow.
Post # 4
@Sea_Ashley: Right? I had no idea the power company would let it get that bad before threatening to shut it off.
It was really annoying too bc his mom didn’t come right out and ask SO to pay it. She casually mentioned that the power was getting shut off the next day. She knew he would pay it. I just hate when people beat around the bush.
SO is getting annoyed with paying their bills, saving the house from foreclosure etc. He got into an argument with his mom’s boyfriend and told him that he’s lazy and he needs to get a f*cking job. Whoops! SO is a really mellow guy so you know he got pushed to the brink to say what he said.
Post # 5
My girlfriend asked me for a backup generator last year, after Hurricane Sandy turned off her power for 2 whole days and she couldn’t cook in her apartment.
I said I couldn’t possibly swing that. So she asked for a new winter coat instead. SIGH.
What am I, made of money???
PS Them not paying their bills is NOT your problem, and it sounds like Santa couldn’t even give them enough money to keep afloat. I wouldn’t even bother (yes I am mean but then again I can’t spend all my money trying to fix other people’s recurring financial problems).
Post # 6
@IheartUFC: I hate that dry begging tactic as judge Mathis calls it. I wouldn’t give them jack shit after giving out $1,800 in less than year. Are you Trumps?
Shoot I got Macy’s bill, can you hook a sister up???… At least i’m not dry begging I’m asking you out right LOL.
Post # 7
Ugh why do people have some sort of christmas entitlement? I do not undertsand. Gifts are nice but aren’t everything.
Post # 8
@IheartUFC: I WISH people would give me hints on what they want! I’d much rather give someone what they need/want than guess.
Post # 9
I hate this! My sister keeps tagging me in pictures of nice designer bags on facebook and goes, “Ooooh I wonder if my sister will see this in time for Christmas!” NO I do NOT want to spend $300 on you for Christmas!! Just because you’ve seen me buy myself nice bags doesn’t mean I can afford them all the time, especially when I have a bajillion other people to buy gifts for!
Post # 10
We buy gifts for our kids, and that’s about it. We donate every year to troops overseas. Our family and friends know this, if they want to gift us things to send to them, great! Our friends think its a selfless thing to do, but to tell the truth it’s a kind of a selfish of us. We get out of buying others presents, but still feel good about the holidays.
Post # 11
YES! My sister is so annoying with her children. She sent me a text message to both me and my brother saying, “If your looking for something for the children, perhaps a leap frog for each of them (not just one). I’m sending this to both of you to ensure they get them, so let me know who does so we don’t have double gifts.”
I sent her a reply back saying “If you’re looking to get me something perhaps a Michael Kors purse.”
Post # 12
I voted wrong!
I don’t mind people saying “So, if you’re planning on getting me a gift this year, I could really use (X thing that they would like/use and is affordable).”
But “gimme money” is AWFUL! And the absolute worst is FB asking. One mass post that says “HELLO 6947698479 FRIENDS I HAVEN’T BOTHERED TO TALK TO ALL YEAR. SOMEONE SHOULD GET ME (Exorbitantly expensive gift).” And the worst part is, it’s almost always followd by a second post AFTER Christmas, about how their 9879754 friends “didn’t pool together for the ONE THING I WANTEDDDDD”
Post # 13
@Lily_of_the_valley: and tell her your internet friend wants a new pair of black boots, wide calf please.;)
Post # 14
I give a HUGE list to my FI and everyone knows they can ask him for ideas if they need any. Things range from $10 to some big ticket items (new snow boots).
I hate that his ENTIRE family does gifts for EVERYONE. We are buying for 25 people on his side. Most of them just ask for gift cards anyways. Why not save the money and just buy what you want instead? I am new to the family, but I hope next year we can do a secret santa or something. 25 people (on his side alone) is way too many.
Post # 15
@IheartUFC: ugh so rude. my sister did this to me last year and blasted me on Facebook.
She said, ” I can’t wait for Christmas this year because I need a new Coach bag and I know sis will get me one” and tagged me in the post.
I commented and said, oh really? Not happening, I have a wedding to pay for.
I got her a Coach bag one time and now she expects it every year. And not that this is important, but I will point out that she doesn’t get me a gift as nice as that. I get her a $200-$300 Coach bag, and then she gives me a Christmas ornament? or a cookie jar? And, this tops the cake, she doesn’t even pay for the gift, my mom does. My mother explains that she doesn’t have much money. SHe is 24, has her own apartment, but doesn’t handle money well.
Post # 16
@IheartUFC: If I ask what someone wants, I want them to tell me what they want, but if they just tell me striaght out or they had that annoying “hint hint” at the end, I think that is really unncessary and I would want to forgo buying gifts too. I wouldn’t, but I probably wouldn’t get them exactly what they asked for.