Asking for a gift receipt to return or change a gift can be a delicate matter. You don’t want to offend the gift giver, but you also want to be able to get the gift you really want.
A netizen recently asked, Am I a jerk for asking for the gift receipt to return offensive baby clothes? Here’s the full story for you to decide.
Yesterday, OP had a baby shower. Long story short, one of their family friends thought it would be funny to get some baby onesies with offensive things written on them. For example: “All daddy wanted was oral.”
There were like 5 more but OP doesn’t remember what they said.
What Happened When OP Opened The Gift?
When she opened the gift she was humiliated, she thought it was inappropriate. Before people on here gave her a thing about not being able to take a joke, she just didn’t really think this was the funniest “joke.”
What Did OP Think
OP was mad about the gift because as she was opening it and before she could read what they said, she unfolded the onesie and showed the rest of the party. Some people let out a small chuckle, some people looked around at each other kinda surprised.
What Did OP Do At The End?
Anyhow, at the end of the party, OP asked the person who gave it to her if she could have the gift receipt to return them.
What Does OP Say
OP says, “I said I definitely wouldn’t put my baby in those clothes. The person basically called me oversensitive and said I needed to take a joke. I handed the gift bag back to them and said “Alright, well then you can keep these.” They were super offended by that and thought it was an ungrateful gesture.
Am I the jerk?”
Objectifying A Baby Is Straight Up Gross!
“Not the jerk. Don’t give people joke presents if you’re not sure how they’ll react. Also objectifying a baby like that is kind of weird and definitely not a joke most people would be okay with.”
They Seriously Thought It Was Alright?
“I cannot believe someone thought those were appropriate gifts. Especially when they knew they would be opened in front of a 0 party of people.”
The Gift Receipt Should Always Be There
“The gift receipt should always be in with the gift, especially if it’s something tasteless like this.” Said one.
“Agreed. Always include the gift receipt. The gifter got to enjoy her joke at the party. She shouldn’t expect the mother to have to carry on the joke until the child grows out of the clothes. Demanding the mommy live in the joke for 5 outfits for months is too much to ask of any joke gift receiver.”
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