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To think this is beyond weird!?

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FameNameGameLame Tue 18-Oct-16 08:28:31

This is driving me nuts and I've NC to post. My DS went to the zoo with his class last week. Came home with lots of stories and a new pencil and notebook. They had a really fun day.

A bit later via the class group text a message comes in from a parent saying thanks to the mum who anonymously phoned the zoo and bought them all a souvenir pencil and book.

For the next multiple hours there are messages from mum after mum after mum thanking this anonymously gifter. hmm

No one knows who it was. Then yesterday there was a note from the teacher saying thanks to the mum who anonymously did this.

AIBU to be weirded out by this. I mean, why do that? Why!!!

Crispbutty Tue 18-Oct-16 08:30:04

Why not? It's hardly a nasty thing.

MrsJamin Tue 18-Oct-16 08:31:33

It sounds nice albeit very generous. Are you just annoyed by the messages or by her giving your child a gift?! The group text sounds annoying, wouldn't it be better to have a Facebook group or something?

SuperManStoleMyPants Tue 18-Oct-16 08:32:26

It was the mum who first messaged the thanks.

taps nose

Oysterbabe Tue 18-Oct-16 08:32:28

Why is it beyond weird??! It's a lovely thing to do.

monkeysox Tue 18-Oct-16 08:33:13

Yabu it's nice.

claraschu Tue 18-Oct-16 08:33:15

Do it because it's nice- a random act of kindness. Why is that weird?

GinIsIn Tue 18-Oct-16 08:34:22

If the pencil had turned out to have tarantula eggs in that hatched out in your house, or something, that would have been beyond weird. This is just someone doing a nice but fairly mundane gesture.

Redglitter Tue 18-Oct-16 08:40:11

Why on earth are you weirded out by it confused

Maudlinmaud Tue 18-Oct-16 08:43:25

It's a pencil! Nice of her. The end.

Jellybean83 Tue 18-Oct-16 08:44:00

Thanking someone for doing a nice thing is weird? They must've spent a fortune, zoo prices extortionate.

HitsAndMrs Tue 18-Oct-16 08:44:16

This is a shame. People can't do anything these days because it's 'weird.'
It was a lovely thing to do.

JustSpeakSense Tue 18-Oct-16 08:48:25

Yes it is nice

But the whole 'anonymous' thing is weird and a bit overly dramatic. And then the outpouring of thanks....

It was a simple notepad & pencil not a kidney fgs wink

chickenowner Tue 18-Oct-16 08:49:09

I'm not sure why you think it's weird? I think she was being kind! Maybe she realised that not all the children could buy themselves a souvenir and that she easily can afford it.

Maybe you could explain further why you think it's weird?

Oysterbabe Tue 18-Oct-16 08:51:20

If it wasn't anonymous you'd be sneering at her for attention seeking no doubt.

myownprivateidaho Tue 18-Oct-16 08:51:45

Agree with others that it is not weird at all. It would have been awkward to do it non-anonymously, but as it was it was just a sweet thing to do. And thanking on fb is normal too surely.

mycatstares Tue 18-Oct-16 08:52:02

It was the mum who first messaged the thanks.

It probably is!gringrin

NoFuchsGiven Tue 18-Oct-16 08:52:09

What is it that you find weird? the gifting or the numerous thanking?

ElsaAintAsColdAsMe Tue 18-Oct-16 08:52:47

She obviously had the money and wanted to buy the kids a treat but didn't want to come across as showy so did it anonymously. It's a kind thing to do, not weird at all.

KoalaDownUnder Tue 18-Oct-16 08:52:57

Why do what??

The gift-buying, or the multiple texts?

The latter sounds more unreasonable than the former. Set up a FB group or something, fgs. Phone must've been pinging all day.

KoalaDownUnder Tue 18-Oct-16 08:53:34

If it wasn't anonymous you'd be sneering at her for attention seeking no doubt

Good point.

FameNameGameLame Tue 18-Oct-16 08:54:14

JustSpeakSense that's what I think. Why anonymously? Why call the zoo? Why not just send money with the teacher? Why do it at all? hmm

PirateFairy45 Tue 18-Oct-16 08:54:44

The mum who did it probably doesn't want to own up as the other mums might act odd around her next time they see her.

It's a nice gesture smile

GettingMuckyFingersCrossed Tue 18-Oct-16 08:55:48

It's unusual but nice

44PumpLane Tue 18-Oct-16 08:56:49

Plus why is it weird that everyone is saying thanks? Too often these days people don't express thanks, considering how easy it is to text "thanks so much" into the group, why wouldn't everyone say thanks?!
Notebook and pencil at a minimum of £1.50 per child (absolute minimum I'd guess), for say 30 kids- £45 is significant to a lot of people but means every child gets a take home souvenir which is lovely.

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