By hoogimo - 24/11/2010 10:55
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Look, it doesn't have to be equal at exact one dollar (duuh), but I think there is a great gaping hole between zero dollars and sevenhundred, don't you? And I suggest we may avoid that in the future. I am trying to convince my boyfriend to don't buy anything expensive (and for me, that's around 50 dollars) if he's not sure whether I'll like it.
I agree with Djeepee. My boyfriend and I communicate about what we want and how much is too much. While I want to get him something he'll really like, I don't want to break the bank while he's going for something smaller and vice versa. I wouldn't want to make someone else feel like their gift isn't as good or something. Point blank, it's just out of consideration.
so return the bracelet and buy yourself the sunnies. problem solved.
Precisely what I was thinking. In a month's time this would be a FML, but now it's the most easily solved problem in the world. P.S. - OP, I don't know you, your girlfriend, or anything about you two apart from this story, but I can tell you here and now that this relationship won't last. You're clearly on completely different wavelengths.
hahaha! You deserve it for thinking she is obliged to get you an expensive present just because you got her an expensive one.
that sucks u should just give her the present now and maybe she will realize it is expensive then get you that pair of oakleys or something.
Hope you are talking about OP being a gold digger to ask for stupidly expensive shades just because HE was stupid enough to buy her a $700 bracelet. Surely you were not saying the gf is a gold digger? She is unaware of the bracelet and was clear she is not buying anything expensive and that he should not either. A lot of thing factor into the appropriateness of a gift. Starting with their respective incomes. Are they earning the same amount or is he earning significantly more? What are their financial obligations? Depending on their ages, he would have been wiser to put that towards a weekend somewhere really nice.