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WWYD - the gift that keeps on giving?

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JennyBees · 06/05/2021 20:11

So our friends arranged to meet up last week. When they came to meet outside our place they gave us two old large religious paintings which they said were gifted to them from a friend who was having a clear out but because the paintings didn't match their furnishings they thought of us.

We thanked them and politely suggested them to gift them to someone else as we're not religious. They jokingly said they were offended and that we should just take them to the charity shop.

If they bought us the gift of course we wouldn't have said anything but because they were honest and said they came from a clear out we thought we could be honest too. We feel bad and will be taking them to the charity shop when lockdown's lifted. What would you have done? Is it ever ok to decline a gift?

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pinkscrunchy · 06/05/2021 20:31

Absolutely would have refused them. I've had family members do this to me. They knew exactly what they were doing.


Chinam · 06/05/2021 20:36

The cheeky gits. Dumping their rubbish on you. I would have sent the pictures home with them.


TestingTestingWonTooFree · 06/05/2021 20:37

That wasn’t a gift, it was a chore.


Mrsdarwin · 06/05/2021 20:39

From the title I thought it was going to be a bloody recorder!

They did a number on you and lumbered you with their rubbish


myusernamewastakenbyme · 06/05/2021 20:40

My ex mil used to do this...foist off all of her unwanted crap onto saved her from taking it to the charity shop or tip.


Crazycatlady83 · 06/05/2021 20:40

It wasn’t a gift, you have saved them a trip to the charity shop!

My MIL does this - the last a broken clock which my husband accepted and I gave it straight m back to her when I saw her for the first time after lockdown ended! Why does anyone think I want their old junk?!


JennyBees · 07/05/2021 09:11

@Mrsdarwin I wish it was a recorder, that would easily fit in the bin. These plastic 3D paintings can’t even be broken to fit in the bin 😭

@Crazycatlady83, your broken clock trumps the paintings! 😂 Good on you for giving it back to your MIL.

Thanks all, I feel much better now.

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Serin · 07/05/2021 19:00

Don't think the charity shop will want them, ours are quite fussy about what they accept as its expensive for rubbish collections for anything they can't sell.
Your friends are bloody cheeky. Do they think your house is generally full of tat?

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