Will you dump someone's gift?

Philippines
April 21, 2008 3:51am CST
I had a officemate, and shes so dear to me. I really had a hard time looking for a gift for her birthday. Then I came back to where she is, then I waited for a right time to give it to her. I know shes a little bit drunk when I heard her say that my gift is a rubbish. Not knowingly I replied "then trash it" (for me its a joke) I'm really surprised when I saw it in one corner. I really get mad! then I kicked that rubbish gift a couple of times. Friends!! answer me is it right to dump someone's gift? I think if you dont want to accept a gift, return it with professionalism, because were both professionals and we should practice GOOD MANNERS.
5 responses
@eagle_f15 (2054)
• Malaysia
21 Apr 08
I will not dump someone's gift. But if the gift is not useful to me or if it's an apparel which I cannot wear because of size or I dislike the design, I would either convert the gift to cash buy selling it off in ebay or give it away to someone who likes it. Even if it is not an apparel but some other gift which is not suitable for me I will still do the same as I mention above.
@zweeb82 (5716)
• Malaysia
21 Apr 08
Yup, totally agree with my wife. That's what we'll do. Keeping it till it rots reflects us as being a bad steward as well. It is better to either convert it into cash or give to some one who really needs it. But dumping it in the bin & doing it right in front of you, I think your friend is being very disrespectful.
@rexiemay (402)
• Philippines
21 Apr 08
i think it is very rude to dump a gift given to you however ugly or unuseful or rubbish it may be. gifts are sign of affection and thoughtfulness of someone who thinks highly of us. what would you feel if somebody dumps a gift you have given to them for all you know it cause them a lot just to give you that gift.
• Philippines
21 Apr 08
for the record, I have'nt mentioned in the post that she hav'nt seen the gift yet. :)
@sedel1027 (17855)
• United States
21 Apr 08
If they didn't want it, they should accept it with grace, then do something with it after they bring it home.
• Philippines
21 Apr 08
That was definitely RUDE! I don't think that gifts must be treated as trash. If she doesn't want the gift, then she could have just kept it. She did not have to be so rude regarding the gift. But as you have mentioned, she was a little bit drunk when you heard her say that. Maybe she did not really meant what she said. Nonetheless, people should still be very careful of what they say or do. I suggest that you talk to her about what happened. Good luck!
@LadyPS (161)
• Singapore
21 Apr 08
How rude of her,after tis incident i would not want to be close to her.Never in my life would i dump someone's well wishing gift.