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To think this is a really rubbish present, while appreciating the kindness of giving a present at all

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emkana · 23/05/2011 21:26

friend has a dd a bit older than mine(11). this girl had a raincoat she didn't like anymore, having only worn it a couple of times. Friend gave it to me for dd, but after short consideration I gave it back without showing it to dd because dd didn't really need a raincoat. Today friend turns up with birthday present for dd, saying "a present I'm sure dd will like" - and it is the blooming coat...

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TotalChaos · 23/05/2011 21:28

Shock. either friend is scatty or gobsmackingly rude. my good friend occasionally would give cast offs/unsuitable presents as gift for my dc, but never without asking my permission first!!!


Eglu · 23/05/2011 21:29

That is rather unkind of your friend


skybluepearl · 23/05/2011 21:32

it's very funny - you have to tell her if she has a sence of humour


AgentZigzag · 23/05/2011 21:44

Why did your DD not need the raincoat?

If she's a bit younger then there's time for her to grow into it, and even if she's got one already, why not have two?

Friend a bit odd if she remembers you giving it her back to give it to your DD as a birthday pressie, but I think you not taking it in the first place (or even asking your DD if she wants it, can she not decide for herself at 9/10 YO Confused) is also a bit weird.


emkana · 23/05/2011 22:00

We are a family of five, our house is filled to the brim with stuff as it is, and especially the coat rack, so I didn't see the need for a spare raincoat.

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