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Ihatepublicfuckingtransport Mon 26-Dec-16 20:17:54

Given a present from MIL. Price left on, very expensive top in a size 16 (I'm a 10) No gift receipt. Is this a hint that I'm overweight?

Lilaclily Mon 26-Dec-16 20:18:57

No just thoughtless maybe, or regifted ?

SalemSaberhagen Mon 26-Dec-16 20:19:15

Well you obviously aren't overweight if you are a size 10.

Nice way of telling people who are a size 16 they are though 🙄

useyourimagination Mon 26-Dec-16 20:20:16

This is the sort of thing my MIL would do but in her case it's because she's got very very poor eyesight and would have thought 16 was 10. How's your MIL's vision?

gamerchick Mon 26-Dec-16 20:20:43

No just lazy buying.

Ask her if she made a mistake and gave you the wrong one just in case as it's several sizes too big, or take a photo with it on and send it in a text saying thank you. Just for chuckles then stick it in a charity bag.

hoopdeloop Mon 26-Dec-16 20:21:07

Depends on your relationship really.

Is it like a proper 16 or is it one of those '16' but would actually fit a size 10. Cos she maybe picked it up and thought that it 'looked the right size' without paying attention to the number on the label

Passmethecrisps Mon 26-Dec-16 20:21:21

Possibly bought in a sale therefore no gift receipt. Take it back to the store anyway and see if they will swap it.

Don't read too much into it.

noelheadBandAid Mon 26-Dec-16 20:21:26

Well unless there's some massive back story, I would have presumed that it's more likely to be a mistake- ie wrong size on the hanger

LiviaDrusillaAugusta Mon 26-Dec-16 20:21:37

Thanks for that - having a dig at people who are a 16 hmm

Ineedmorelemonpledge Mon 26-Dec-16 20:23:05

I'm a size 16 and I'd be classed as overweight. It's a plus size.

The op has a point.

gamerchick Mon 26-Dec-16 20:23:11

Thanks for that - having a dig at people who are a 16 hmm

If someone gave you a size 22 as a present you wouldn't wtf a bit over it?

RunRabbitRunRabbit Mon 26-Dec-16 20:24:23

Why would she hint that you are overweight? She knows you have mirrors and other clothes, right? So if it was a dig it would be a stupid dig. Mistake, eyesight, whatever, is most likely.

Take it back to the shop and exchange for something the right size. Result.

ENormaSnob Mon 26-Dec-16 20:25:03

Yes, you are a fat shit and she loathes you.

1horatio Mon 26-Dec-16 20:25:49

It's probably just a thoughtless gift. And she either forgot to remove the pricetag (I have forgotten to do that...) or is trying to make sure you know how much money she spent on you.

Idk.

TrustySnail Mon 26-Dec-16 20:25:51

There's so much variation in clothes sizes nowadays that I wouldn't read anything into it at all. A 'size 16' means very little in real terms.

Saucery Mon 26-Dec-16 20:25:54

It worked though, if it was meant to be insulted. There you are, all Insulted.
16, yes, what an absolute biffa she thinks you are.

RunRabbitRunRabbit Mon 26-Dec-16 20:28:18

How is the OP having a dig at people who are a size 16?

OP is size 10, so it is reasonable to assume that to wear a 16 she would have to put on lots of weight and would then be overweight for her height and frame.

anyoldname76 Mon 26-Dec-16 20:29:37

its probably just a mistake, my mum had bought socks for my dh that are too small and pjs that are massive for me. you obviously arent fat if your a size 10.

user1471517900 Mon 26-Dec-16 20:30:51

ENormaSnob ha ha ha!

SantasSackAndJingleBalls Mon 26-Dec-16 20:31:00

Try being a size 14 and your mum buying you a top & underwear in a size 10. When I pointed it out she said it was an 'incentive' hmm

I shit you not.

TweeBee Mon 26-Dec-16 20:31:51

Maybe it was on the wrong hanger and she hasn't realised?

JenniferYellowHat1980 Mon 26-Dec-16 20:32:13

My aunt used to do this. She used to give me random items she'd picked up in the sales, always much to big. She did it to my gran too - bought her a size 20 when she's nothing like. My aunt is very slim and loves to point out that she gets loads of bargains as no-one buys size 8 hmm I'm not sure whether she intends the oversized clothing as a dig or whether her perception of other people's size relative to hers is all to shit.

Now I am a size 16-18 she tells me I look much better if I don't wear 'bags' (ie loose, comfy clothes when I'm at home). Gee, thanks.

littleoysterslittleoysters Mon 26-Dec-16 20:32:30

I got a size 18 jumper from my husband. I'm an 18 Grrrr

Awwlookatmybabyspider Mon 26-Dec-16 20:35:18

There's a good chance that she may not realise. It could have been put on the wrong hanger in the shop. Mentioning no names but there's s certain shop that woeful for doing that.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Mon 26-Dec-16 20:38:15

Also, how is her eye sight. Number 16 could look very much like number 10 to someone visually impaired

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