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To put lottery scratchcards in crackers for my mates?

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BAAAAAAHUMBUG Tue 05-Dec-17 17:42:07

H thinks I am. Has gone off on one about not being made of money etc etc.

To put this in context he went out to an event last weekend. Ticket cost £50. The amount of booze sunk would have cost god knows what else on top (a whole other story).

My meal with friends this evening will cost me about £20. I won’t be drinking as I’m working tomorrow.

He is a stingy fuckwit of the lowest sort and I am extremely angry that he sees fit to comment on when I chose to spend £8 on having a bit of s laugh with my friends. How bloody dare he?

Cabininthewoods69 Tue 05-Dec-17 17:44:49

You sound like a thoughtful friend. I love this idea and m8ght even be cheeky enough to steal it for our homemade Xmas day crackers. Men can be a selfish bunch at times. Just smile and say bah humbug.

BAAAAAAHUMBUG Tue 05-Dec-17 17:45:45

I’m seething.

honeysucklejasmine Tue 05-Dec-17 17:46:01

My grandparents used to do this. Bit of fun during dinner.

Sounds like crackers aren't really the root of the issue though.

LemonysSnicket Tue 05-Dec-17 17:46:41

My mums done thiw fo1r years! Always fun!

Tazmum01 Tue 05-Dec-17 17:46:45

I'd do it. My dad had his 70th back in September and I bought him a tenners worth. Lucky bugger won almost £30!! It's a nice, novelty gift and it won't break the back. Tell your DH to wind his neck in.

WellTidy Tue 05-Dec-17 17:47:11

I do make your own crackers. In them I put hat, joke, scratch card, miniature shower gel (body shop size is good for mine) and 3 celebrations chocolates. The scratch cars always go down well!

OstentatiousWanking Tue 05-Dec-17 17:48:11

YANBU scratch cards have been the generally accepted gift between cousins in my family for a while now.
It can be a sharp intake of breath when you buy them all at once tbf.
But it's a nice way to give something these days.

Blahblahblahzeeblah Tue 05-Dec-17 17:48:38

My MIL does this. She was bloody fuming when my card had £200 on it.

MadForlt Tue 05-Dec-17 17:51:14

Blahblah that's hilarious! She buys you scratchcards, but doesn't accident want you to win a decent sum!

I hope you didn't share your winnings fwink

Tazmum01 Tue 05-Dec-17 17:51:28

Blah blah, I was gutted when my dad won his cash. Happy, but gutted 😂

Blahblahblahzeeblah Tue 05-Dec-17 18:01:57

She had won £5 30 seconds earlier and had insisted that prizes weren't for sharing fgrin

BAAAAAAHUMBUG Tue 05-Dec-17 18:02:32

Fuck him. He’ll not be getting his scratchy in his stocking. I’ll bloody Scratch it myself. And if I win £2 I’ll not share it with him either.

WellTidy Wed 06-Dec-17 08:55:24

That's hilarious blah. What did you do - did you share in the end? I would find it hard I think not to share winnings on a scratchcard that someone had given me in a cracker, and we were all opening them at the same time. I wouldn't expect anyone to share their winnings with me if I had given them the scratchcard cracker though. Its just that I don't think I could do it. But against the background of her previously refusing to share her £5.30, I would understand if you didn't share your £200!!

alwaysthepessimist Wed 06-Dec-17 08:58:22

I do this every Christmas and for every friends birthday - one friend once won £100 - she was so bloody happy - it's a bit of fun & he sounds like a cock

Blahblahblahzeeblah Wed 06-Dec-17 09:05:52

I paid for a nice pub lunch for everyone and treated myself with the left overs. I don't think MIL would have done the same!

Seniorcitizen1 Wed 06-Dec-17 10:22:37

I wouldn't - how would you feel if they won a fortune?

TathitiPete Wed 06-Dec-17 11:30:47

Love this idea fgrin

Senior If my friend won a fortune I'd be delighted for them because they're my friend. It's not like it's a straight choice between 'buy myself 12 scratchcards and scratch em all myself' OR 'buy 12 scratchcards and put one in each cracker'. If I hadn't bought the 12 for the crackers I wouldn't have bought 12 just for me so the fortune winning card would end up being purchased by a random stranger some time in early/mid January instead.

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