If your grandmother gives you a present that’s not quite to your liking, it’s customary to smile and say thank you. This boy offered no such respect. We’re not talking socks or a hand-knitted sweater, she got him a mobile phone!
Grandma’s Birthday Lasagna
The Original Poster (OP) celebrated his birthday recently, and his grandmother made lasagna for him on his birthday, as she does every year.
That Was Enough
For OP that was sufficient and he had no need to get anything material or of the sort.
However, his grandmother had got him a cell phone.
He Didn’t Like His Gift
While the phone was of good quality, OP did not like it because it did not come with headphones, and he preferred wired headphones over AirPods.
OP also mentioned that he spends a lot of time listening to music and watching videos and that the idea of having to recharge the headphones was a big no for him.
He Declined the Gift
OP expressed his gratitude to his grandma and gave her the details of why he declined it, and even apologized for everything.
Just Return It
OP mentions that his grandmother could have returned the phone and purchased something she wanted with the money.
She just said she couldn’t, and everyone from home started to treat OP badly.
He Was Called Ungrateful
OP’s mother, who was with him at the time, began calling him names and saying that OP never liked anything his family buys for him.
He Needed Help Saying Sorry
OP apologized once more and suggested to his grandmother to refund the phone and buy something for herself.
Looking For Help
OP texted his brother for advice, but he didn’t respond to anything OP had to say.
On the Verge of a Breakdown
His brother was rude to OP, and OP blocked him on WhatsApp since he was on the verge of a breakdown. OP was crying when his brother arrived at their house.
Before he began the sermon on how OP was bad for not accepting the gift, OP said, “I know grandma wanted to make a surprise for me, but it never ends well, you all buy things thinking about your personal tastes, and then actually give them to me and I don’t like them you guys get mad at me.”
He Hid Away Sobbing
OP then returned to his room and cried.
No Birthday Cake For You!
OP didn’t get much sleep because he was so sad, and the next morning the situation became worse when OP overheard his mother discussing with his grandmother that they would give his birthday cake to her mother-in-law as a way of punishing OP for not accepting the cell phone.
They Don’t Know Him
OP says that his mom doesn’t really know what he likes and even the cake doesn’t have OP’s favorite flavor, texture, or sprinkles.
They Wanted Him to Suffer
Knowing that OP’s mother is planning to use the cake as retaliation made OP feel worthless.
OP was hurt by this and felt like a garbage human being.
Just Be Grateful, Simple
He took to Reddit to ask whether he was wrong for what he did and several Redditors said that OP was wrong.
One Redditor wrote, “You act grateful. Then work it out later. That’s basic gift-giving. Young kids know this. You blocked your brother when he didn’t help you because he wasn’t there and likely, and wisely, didn’t want to get involved in a mess he didn’t witness and has no role in. When you reject gifts and act ungrateful, no one wants to give you a cake.”
He Needs To Apologize
Another Reddit user commented that they would never do that to their grandparents and that OP should apologize.
It Was All Over Nothing
A third Redditor pointed out, “iPhones can still use wired headphones. You don’t have to use AirPods. They have wired headphones that use the charging port and adapters if you want to use different headphones. But yeah, just say thank you when someone does something nice.”
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