- 5 years ago
Bees I did something really stupid and idk how to fix it. This is an anonymous account since I’m kinda embarrassed about what I did.
About a month ago DH and I went to the mall to get started on our Christmas shopping. We stopped in a bath and body works to look around and we had a bunch of coupons. I said I’d like to get a certain scented lotion for my sister, and DH goes “yeah I usually get one of those travel size bottles for Liz” (Liz=a female coworker of DH’s). I gave him a look and asked why he would get her a gift. He said he’s been doing it for years and that she always gets everyone in the department something small as well. After he said this, I did recall him getting her a small bottle of lotion last year. I was bothered by it then as well, but I didn’t wanna start a fight over it. I guess I also thought that he would stop buying her a small gift once we got married and opt for something such as a card and a scratcher lottery ticket instead. However, when we went to check out, he didn’t have any small lotions, only a shower gel for himself and the rest of the order was gifts for my family and friends. I left happy, thinking maybe he saw that it bothered me and decided against it, so I didn’t bring it up again.
Fast forward to this past weekend, he wanted to go shopping for me, so I stayed home and caught up on some house work. When he got home, I asked where he went and what he got (he also went shopping for his family). He said he did get my gift, and told me what he got for his family, and he also got Liz her damn lotion. I didn’t really have a chance to say anything because he raced upstairs to hide my gift. When he came back down, he told me that my gift was hidden and that he put the rest of the gifts in the guest room for the time being.
I was off work today, and by chance, so was my best friend. We met for coffee and I told her about the lotion and that I didn’t know why it bothered me so much. She told me that her husband got this really stinky spray a while back to prank his office, and she told me he still had it and she knows where it is. She said “we should have some fun and make the lotion smell bad!” (The stinky spray is called “liquid ass” and it is literally the most disgusting, horrendous smell I’ve ever smelled.)
Anyway, against my better judgement, we drove to her house to get the spray, drove back to my house, and mixed some of the spray in with the lotion. At the time we were all giddy, laughing about who would notice first. Would my DH smell it before he wrapped it? Would he give it to Liz at work and she would be the one to notice? Would she just assume it was fine and put it on her hands? We were seriously having a great time, and I felt like I just pulled the best joke. However, now that my friend left to go home, I feel really really guilty. I know the right thing to do would be to go to the store and pick up another bottle of the lotion and get rid of the smelly one, but I’m also afraid of my DH finding out. My best friend’s husband and my DH don’t really hang out, only when me and my friend go out, so I don’t think he’d tell him or anything, but what if he goes to wrap it or something when he gets home and he opens the lid to smell it for whatever reason? Idk if he smelled it in the store or not first, so maybe he’d just assume he got a bad one and return it? I would go to replace it now, but he’ll literally be home in about 15 minutes and dinners in the oven.
If you did something like this would you fess up? Try to replace it without him knowing? Or just leave it stink? I know I should have had a talk with him that it bothered me, and I don’t want him thinking I’m this immature. I know I made a mistake but I’m unsure of how to fix it.