Should I be offended or grateful?

posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Should I be...
    offended? : (18 votes)
    11 %
    grateful? : (10 votes)
    6 %
    confused? : (136 votes)
    83 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    5192 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Umm…that’s super weird.  I’d write them a thank you note that’s a little generic, get rid of the thing, and don’t feel guilty about it.

    How weird!

    Post # 5
    Member
    7385 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    Is it a great gift- probably not for most people. But I don’t get why you would be offended by it?

    Post # 7
    Member
    32 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    That is just plain weird. Given where you live I just don’t get it. Plus the fact you had to drive there to pick it up. I’m sorry you got this gift as it appears ill thought of (even if they are being passive-aggressive). I say sell it. Good luck 🙂

    Post # 8
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    7385 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    @MissMeowMeow:  Who knows but again it is not really offensive. Offensive would be if it was a plastic statue of a horses arse.

    It is obviously either a bad joke or just a bad gift choice. I would just chalk it up to different strokes for different folks. Most people don;t really think that much about other peoples lives and pocessions. I can;t tell you the wall colour of any of my friends living rooms.

    Post # 9
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    1888 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I think you have the most awesome (if not awkward) white elephant gift!  I’d laugh at it personally!

    Post # 11
    Member
    654 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    99.9% of the time I would say just be grateful, but this is a really odd gift. Do they just have no taste?  I would just write them a thank you note and put the statue on the curb. 

    Post # 12
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    7385 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    @MissMeowMeow:  Tell them something that brilliant was too good to hide away in an apartment and you took it to live at <insert random relatives name> house.

    Post # 13
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    10219 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Gracious is not the same as grateful.

    Confused maybe, not necessarily offended.

    Honestly, I’d be trying to figure out WHAT IS THE PUNCH LINE

    Maybe this is some sort of test…

    I mean seriously if they’ve been over 20+ times to your apartment… chances are good they’ll be over again

    Then what ???

    THEY WILL BE OFFENDED that you got rid of their gift ?!

    (Ok for the record I am old school… and over 50.  Got married the first time in the 1980s, when Etiquette was such that it was very uncool to not lovingly accept WHATEVER was given.  Every Bride I knew had some sort of crazy gift they hid away in a closet and brought out when the gift giver came to call… altho in this case, I agree if it is as big as you say, it does present a problem on where to store it)

    Honest, I typed my comments above (in brackets) and just about starting laughing out loud… this just has to be some sort of test… gimmick.  There has to be part of the story missing.

    Dare you ask ?

     

    Post # 14
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    654 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @MissMeowMeow:  If they ask about the statue just be honest and say it didn’t fit into your living room, so you gave it to someone who could appreciate it more (the landfill/recycling center).  

     

    Post # 16
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    3442 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @brixey:  That’s crazy.

    I wouldn’t know what in the world to think. On the one hand, my initial reaction is that it was a joke, but after you said it didn’t seem like it was, now I’m wondering if they did it to be rude (&, if so, they are very odd people lol).

    I think I’d just let it go because that kind of crazy can’t be deciphered lol.

     

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