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AIBU to find the following reply about a Christmas present rude?

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Hellsbells35 Mon 02-Jan-17 09:30:33

I sent a text to my brother asking if my nephew liked the Christmas present we gave him, and was shocked to receive the following:

"He wasn't impressed I'm afraid. Never really got into Lego as a kid, and now he is 16. Sorry."

I know I asked the question, but I really wasn't expecting that reply and find it quite hurtful as I had paid £40 on the gift. I wasn't really sure how to respond. Tempted to say let's not do presents anymore.

Basically they give you a list of presents they want and if you go off list and try and be thoughtful or imaginative you get it thrown back in your face.

NataliaOsipova Mon 02-Jan-17 09:32:07

I think "Let's not do presents anymore" would be the most appropriate response here, as you say.....

Ginmakesitallok Mon 02-Jan-17 09:32:33

Lego for a 16 year old??? Dafty!

DameXanaduBramble Mon 02-Jan-17 09:32:57

You gave a 16 year old who isn't into Lego, which let's face it, most teenagers will have grown out of long ago, some Lego? What did you think he'd say? If this is even for real.

ShowMePotatoSalad Mon 02-Jan-17 09:33:20

What Lego set was it?

At 16 it wouldn't surprise me if that was the lad's reply, but for his dad to text that to you - that's bloody rude. Also, he's implying in that message that the gift was inappropriate. Lego is perfectly fine for a 16 year old, even though like I say it wouldn't surprise me if said 16 year old stuck their nose up at it. But his dad is basically saying it's fine for him to be ungrateful.

Zippidydoodah Mon 02-Jan-17 09:33:26

What!!??

You should stick to the list, perhaps. But the best idea is not doing presents anymore.

How unimaginably rude of him!

SquatBetty Mon 02-Jan-17 09:33:29

Do many 16 year olds still play with Lego??

Why didn't you just get something off the list? Then you could be sure it's something your nephew actually wanted.

YoHoHoandabottleofTequila Mon 02-Jan-17 09:33:33

Well yes it was a rude text, but if someone gave you a list why would you ignore it and buy something else?

toastyarmadillo Mon 02-Jan-17 09:33:42

What lego set was it? Not that it matters am just being tres nosey! Regardless very rude and ungrateful, time to stop buying him gifts I think.

civilfawlty Mon 02-Jan-17 09:33:47

The reply is rude. But... Lego for a 16yo seems a little odd tbf

PigletWasPoohsFriend Mon 02-Jan-17 09:33:48

A rude response, but not sure lego for a 16 year old was a great idea tbh.

cricketballs Mon 02-Jan-17 09:33:50

Sorry but why would you get a 16 year old lego? You asked the question so we're given a truthful response

Newtssuitcase Mon 02-Jan-17 09:34:02

It was rude but then getting lego for a 16 YO was a little odd I'm afraid unless he is really into it.

Scooby20 Mon 02-Jan-17 09:34:21

Sorry but that wasnt a great present and wasnt particularly thoughtful.

I would imagine they feel a bit pissed off that you went off AND got it so wrong.

Zippidydoodah Mon 02-Jan-17 09:34:27

There are sets that are for age 16+

MatildaTheCat Mon 02-Jan-17 09:34:32

So you chose Lego or went off list? Either way he's rude but it is a bit of an unusual 16 year old who craves more Lego.

Definitely suggest he's too old for presents from an out of touch auntie and ask them to send it back so you can return it.

insancerre Mon 02-Jan-17 09:34:35

Lol at giving a 16 year old lego

SolomanDaisy Mon 02-Jan-17 09:34:54

Well it sounds like it wasn't a every thoughtful gift, but the text is very rude.

flownthecoopkiwi Mon 02-Jan-17 09:35:07

Well, perhaps they could have started with 'it was a lovely thought BUT....'

But they gave you a it, of things he actually wanted and you gave him something that he obviously didn't and probably wanted to head off ten years of future Lego related gifts from you.
Yes, aibu

Newtssuitcase Mon 02-Jan-17 09:35:16

Well yes there are sets that are for 16+ but most 10 year olds can do them

toastyarmadillo Mon 02-Jan-17 09:35:33

And just for those posters saying lego is a crap gift for a teen, it really isn't, it's got quite the adult following. I recieved lego for Christmas and so did my DP and DD aged 17! All very much appreciated.

SparkyBlue Mon 02-Jan-17 09:35:34

To be honest unless requested I would find giving Lego to a 16 year old odd however that reply was rude.

Carollocking Mon 02-Jan-17 09:35:34

There is lego for children and lego for adults too so it's not daft I think but there again I like it lol as do my girls

YoHoHoandabottleofTequila Mon 02-Jan-17 09:35:37

Unless you knew a 16 year old was into Lego I'm not sure why you would buy it. My 4 year old likes Lego.

DameXanaduBramble Mon 02-Jan-17 09:35:40

Lego is only OK for a 16 yr old if you know, without doubt, that 16yr old loves Lego. If not, it will definitely not be welcome.

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