I’ve always been told I’m crap at getting good gifts. Case in point – my wife’s 50th birthday a few weeks ago. She’d been dropping hints about these expensive pearl earrings she’d seen somewhere – but I decided to get her a selfie stick.
At first she thought it was a joke. But once she realised the selfie stick really was the gift, she got upset. But I thought it was an inspired idea, especially since she’s got short arms and a big head. When I pointed this out to her she got even more upset and told me she didn’t want it.
My question is, should I refund it and just give her the $14 in cash? Or should I keep the money myself? Does her petulant behaviour forfeit all her rights in this matter?
It’s The Thought That Counts
Dear It’s The Thought That Counts,
Your wife sounds like an ungrateful skunk. She obviously has no idea what a wonderful gift you were giving her. It took me just five seconds to Google ‘inappropriate uses of a selfie stick’ and a fascinating new world opened up before my eyes, with lots of fun for the whole family (actually, not all of it was for the whole family, but you get my point).
Keep the $14. Buy a personality.
Hope this helps.
With kind regards,