WWYD - the gift that keeps on giving?
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?
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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