let them eat cake!!

posted 9 months ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
Hostess
9616 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

Yeah I wouldn’t even put in the effort after this if I were her. Lesson learned hopefully early.

Post # 3
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2917 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

alfalfasprout10518 :  Wow. Some people… you’re definitely right that Christmas doesn’t need to be a tit for tat thing but how could someone seriously think it’s ok to ASK for an iPod then give out cake mix? Like did she just go raid her pantry and wrap whatever she didn’t want anymore and hand them out?

I think LL Bean has a pretty good return/exchange policy, why wouldn’t the dad just go exchange them rather then telling her that her gift was disapointing? This family sounds like they just enjoy being assholes.

Post # 6
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664 posts
Busy bee

I think dad should have just gone to quietly return them. But we’re the type of people to act excited about all presents to be polite, even if we already have the same thing sitting at home or even if know we won’t use it. 

What’s with people requesting presents? Is that normal? My family never did that. The kids in my hubby’s family does that but the adults don’t do that with each other. 

Post # 7
Hostess
1526 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Ugh the sister sounds exactly like my SIL who gave out unwrapped gifts with the tags still on (I’m not even going into what we spent on her and the $6.99 mug I got)

yes she has a right to be upset. 

Post # 8
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13582 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Were they rude? Yes.  But no one forced her to buy extravagant gifts for people.  I wouldn’t spend a lot of money on people who aren’t important to me.  Hell, I’d be hardpressed to buy an ipad for anyone, even Darling Husband.  

Next time, she should get something more reasonably priced that she thinks the person would like, and attach a gift receipt so they can easily return the item.  Oh, and adjust her expectations – gift giving isn’t tit for tat.  FWIW, I always get thoughtful gifts for people – my inlaws get me socks every year.  I don’t give them lesser gifts because I know I’m getting socks. 

Post # 9
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4474 posts
Honey bee

I’m gonna give dad a pass.

This is his daughter. They should be close enough to be honest with each other and most people WANT to make sure they are giving something the other person would like and the gift wasn’t a waste.  Now if his boss or neighbor gave him this gift, then for sure not say anything.  Maybe he thought he would love that style and meant it more in a mea culpa “I f’ed up thinking I would like this style” kind of way.

HOWEVER, The sister is legit awful.  Even so, having a hard time feeling sorry for your friend.  No one forced her to buy her sister an iPad.  In fact I can’t think of a single person I know who would spend that kind of money on someone they weren’t having sex with.  And definitely not for a grown adult who demanded it like she is Veruca Salt.  Sometimes you bring heartache on yourself.  Hopefully Santa brought your friend a spine for Christmas and she learns an expensive lesson from this for next year.

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