Secret Santa's are in full swing at this time of the year. They are great as an inexpensive, easy way to give gifts without having to fork out loads for every single person you work with/live with/ friends with.
But one office Secret Santa has taken a turn for the worst after a lady Google'd what her Secret Santa got her, and realised it didn't quite hit the $50 minimum spending limit.
Posting to Reddit, one user explained how he brought his co-worker a blanket and box of chocolates for her Secret Santa gift. But not long after the gift-swap, he received a very strange message.
She began by thanking him, but continued to make an… awkward request.
“So… I know this is kinda awkward… but the spending limit was $50 and I looked online and it seems that the blanket and chocolates only add up to about $30? Do you think it’s possible you could get me something else? My kids have been spending me up the wazoo! LOL” she wrote in the text message.
How she figured out it was him who brought him the gift is still a mystery to him, but he offered up $20 cash to make up the difference.
She then replied saying she would prefer a gift, and sent him a link to a $120 tablet.
When he said no, because it was significantly over the spending limit, she said that because he was an engineer he should be able to afford it.
“I don’t mean to be abrasive or anything, but you’re an engineer so you make quite a bit more than I do! LOL. I’d also take $120 cash if that makes it easier for you,” she wrote, and then he got mad.
He explained that the spending limit was $50, and $120 for a coworker was out of his budget.
She then began to abuse him, calling him “disgusting” and asked him how he lived with himself.
After he didn’t reply to her messages, she said she would take the $20 cash.
He said no.
People on Reddit were furious to hear about this lady's ungratefulness.
"She already crossed the line looking up how much the gifts cost. that would have been the end of the convo for me." one user wrote.
Another offered up a reply they would have sent her after the intial contact. "$30?! I got ripped off! They charged me $60! Could you refund the $10? Thanks."