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my partner bout me a radio for joint and 40th present

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Msmuesli Wed 17-Feb-16 21:10:30

well as it says really aibu to think a radio is not really a show of appreciation for a joint 40th and valentines gift?

Msmuesli Wed 17-Feb-16 21:12:33

its not a great stylish radio just a plain run of the mill crap one, and yes I do already have three radios that all work fine????

blackbunny Wed 17-Feb-16 21:13:13

Tbh I personally thank it's a very nice gift,but I am a bit of a practical person

What were you secretly hoping for?

Msmuesli Wed 17-Feb-16 21:14:26

maybe a meal out how many radios does a girl need?

blackbunny Wed 17-Feb-16 21:16:39

Sorry I posted before I saw you've already got 3, in that case YANBU,could have been a bit more imaginative

gamerchick Wed 17-Feb-16 21:16:56

I would be asking that very question.

Or lining them up all on playing a different station while he's eating his tea.

Cutecat78 Wed 17-Feb-16 21:16:57

Did you tell him what you would like - ie sent link or circled picture in catalogue and put in front of his face?

If not YABU.

Bogeyface Wed 17-Feb-16 21:21:11

Cute why should choosing a special gift be down to the OP?

Dont give me that "men are crap at presents" shite either, no they are not. Lazy people are crap at presents because they dont care enough to put any effort in. My father, husband, BIL and son are all great at giving gifts because they care enough to find out what the women in their lives want/like.

OP I got a DAB radio from H a couple of years ago, I was thrilled as I had been on about one for ages but could never justify the expense, so he got me one. Difference is that he knew I wanted one. YANBU and I hope that you have told him how you feel about it.

What are you going to do/say about it?

SaucyJack Wed 17-Feb-16 21:22:03


It's a shit present if you already have three of them.

Msmuesli Wed 17-Feb-16 21:22:31

Not I didn't exactly line up what I wanted but he knew I am trying to save up for a apple orchard so I would have thought that was the obvious thing but still least i can take it back I suppose.

sooperdooper Wed 17-Feb-16 21:23:49

Seems odd if you have 3, is it a DAB radio?

What did you get him for valentines day?

Msmuesli Wed 17-Feb-16 21:24:18

He has left saying I am ungrateful cow so .........

Msmuesli Wed 17-Feb-16 21:25:41

sounds crap but I got him some thingy he wanted for his boat - and it cost a lot fucking more than a radio even if it is a DAB

ScarletForYa Wed 17-Feb-16 21:27:02

A radio?

That's just shit. Have you asked him what the real present is?

Don't let him away with that.

Msmuesli Wed 17-Feb-16 21:27:22

Does make me wonder why we bother with the while valentines crap more trouble than its worth.

acasualobserver Wed 17-Feb-16 21:28:11

There is a very big difference between a radio and lots of apple trees. He needs to put this right.

Msmuesli Wed 17-Feb-16 21:28:30

ha dont have and choice he proudly said he was off to strip club tonight for night with the lads

Cutecat78 Wed 17-Feb-16 21:29:12

I think anyone buying a gift needs a little guidance and yes I think generally women are better at this than blokes.

AwfulBeryl Wed 17-Feb-16 21:29:27

Is there a chance he thought you might like it? Do your others not pick up stations that you like or do things you would ?
Dp got me a radio a few weeks ago, but he got it so I could listen to Amazon prime music on it.

Cutecat78 Wed 17-Feb-16 21:29:54

Seriously - fucking half term hmm

Msmuesli Wed 17-Feb-16 21:32:08

TBH I spend most time outside and working with machinery a radio is not going to cover the noise however great it is.

Floggingmolly Wed 17-Feb-16 21:32:22

You already have three? Maybe he thinks you collect them...

Msmuesli Wed 17-Feb-16 21:35:28

I get the impression he wanted me to get in a humph so he could sod off and piss about on the boat with his mates - just feel it would be nice to have the discussion rather than giving me something he know I would think was shit so he could storm out saying im never happy.

Msmuesli Wed 17-Feb-16 21:36:41

year if anyones short Floggin Im your girl lol

DelphiniumBlue Wed 17-Feb-16 21:39:57

See, my DH would also think that was a great present, because he loves radios and has loads of them - digital, analogue, short wave, who knew there were so many varieties!
But I would not be impressed personally, and I'm not surprised you're a bit upset. Is he normally crap at presents?

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