Unthankful friends!!

@maezee (32248)
United States
February 21, 2011 7:35am CST
Do you have any unthankful friends? I do. I love this girl to death BUT she's a pain to buy gifts for. Her birthday was just last weekend, and I should have known to just give her cash or give her a gift certificate to somewhere. She is incredibly picky and won't hesitate to tell you if she isn't impressed with your gift, if you don't get her EXACT thing she wants. It's soooo irritating. I'm thinking maybe becasue she's a bit SPOILED and is an only child. I get really annoyed with this and honestly I don't think I'll waste my money and even get her a present next year. Do you have friends or people you know like this?! How do you handle it?!
10 responses
@jennbart (1333)
• Philippines
22 Feb 11
I have yet to meet someone like this. Maybe just give her cash money or give her card. If she wont hesitate to tell you that she isnt impressed or happy with what you give her, then you should also be crisp to tell her what you think about her attitude.:)
@staria (2782)
• Philippines
22 Feb 11
Yes I do and I find it really irritating, they could just say thank you and show even the slightest form of appreciation. But I think there are really insensitive people and they dont know that they are already hurting other people's feelings. Try to understand your friend and may be next time, try to ask her what she want for her bday, maybe it'll work for her. Or just give her something edible, like cake etc :)
@jennyze (7048)
• Indonesia
22 Feb 11
As a matter of fact, I do. She's so picky about foods. When a friend of ours went to a certain city in Indonesia, he came back bringing us a box of that city specialty. Right away my friend told him that this kind of specialty is best bought from a certain store because theirs is the best and nothing else is equal to the taste. This guy friend of ours was embarrassed and said that he would not make the same mistake next time. I told this friend when the guy left that she should be grateful that he brought something for us whatever it was. If she did not like it, just throw it away or give to someone who wants it, not to criticize the one who brought it.
• Philippines
22 Feb 11
I'm lucky to have friends who appreciate whatever i give them. Just keep your cool, whats important is the thought whether she appreciates it or not. Eventually she will when she's back to her senses, i guess.... :)
@SIMPLYD (79610)
• Philippines
22 Feb 11
Nowadays, some people are so choosy when it comes to presents. I, myself is like that. But i do not say it openly , if i don't like the gift. I would thank you and feel good with the feeling that you have been given a loving thought by a friend. So, specially with our child, we would give her money which she would suggest, so she could buy what she really wants. She would thank us with a hug . After buying what she wants, she would show it to us proudly. At least our gift has not been put to waste.
@bounce58 (17526)
• Canada
21 Feb 11
Thankfully, I don't have friends like that. Friends who are a bit spoiled that tell you to your face that they don't appreciate what you just did or bought for them. Instead, I have friends who are so bad at lying. They would tell you that they are thankful, but their face is screaming something else. Then it becomes awkward.
@Ichiru101 (286)
• United States
21 Feb 11
I do fortunately. I didn't have much cash then so I spend two hour painting one of my friend, a giant birthday picture. Instead of saying anything I see her throwing in the near by trash can when she knew I was looking. I stop being friends with her soon after that because of her bf, (she told me I wasn't needed anymore now that she has one).
• United States
21 Feb 11
My daughter is an only child and spoiled rotton. She will tell me in a heart beat she wants cash. This birthday we may take her ice skating. She is on a cash restriction. till she brings up her grades.
@thatgirl13 (7307)
• South Korea
21 Feb 11
No actually i don't. My friends they appreciate everything I give them lol It's either I know them too well and get them exactly what they want or they're just pretending to love the gift idk lol.
• United States
21 Feb 11
Hey maezee, You should calm down a bit. Of course, not everybody in the world is nice, or perfect, for that matter. You could choose to tell her that she should be happy she received a present at all. Fortunately, I have no ungrateful. Somehow, I managed to make loyal friends. However, I know how you feel. Although none of my friends are ungrateful, one of my cousins are. He is quite rude, and is often brutally honest about what he thinks of your present. However, I take it, and remember to get him the same present next year, so he will eventually learn a lesson. =)