There is nothing wrong with not liking the Christmas gift someone gave you. Different people like different things, and an item that one person finds appealing may not resonate with someone else for a totally reasonable reason.
That said, it is also important to remember that the whole ‘gifts thing’ as far as Christmas goes is more about the gesture and the spirit in which the gift was given, and not so much about the objects themselves. That’s why every Dec. 26, after folks have opened their gifts and shared their happiness/sadness on social media, a select few reactions always go viral.
Case in point: yesterday, a post by a girl complaining about the expensive watch her mom gave her spread across the internet like a wildfire.
Now, it’s worth noting: There are certain very reasonable reasons for not wanting your mom to get you an expensive watch. Maybe the family is having money problems and you don’t want your parents’ precious cash wasted on something unnecessary, for example. This girl’s reason for not liking her gift, though, was a little different.
Check it out:
“My mother asked me what I wanted for Christmas. I asked for some clothes, a necklace, a couple of games and a gift card to my favorite makeup store.
“I got a Withings watch.
“I didn’t ask for a Withings watch. I have zero use for a Withings watch. I don’t even know what to do with a Withings watch. But I’m wearing it, because my mom was all, “It’s the most expensive model they have and blah blah blah.
“Thanks, mom. You can’t choke down your disappointment in my body for even one fucking day.
“Thin privilege is getting the gifts you wanted instead of yet another weight loss gadget you didn’t ask for. Thin privilege is not being constantly reminded how much of a disappointment you are to your parents solely because you’re fat.”
Decide for yourselves if this girl’s response is reasonable.
Source/Photo Credit: Reddit