By Anonymous - 01/01/2012 20:06 - United States
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Why does everyone assume it was intentional? I live in Canada and I have no clue which stores exist in other countries. If it was intentional, the only possible reason would be to suggest a visit. It's not like he was unaware of what country his child lived in because he somehow got it to them.
166, you're making a lot of assumptions as well. If it was a suggestion to visit or a simple mistake, the story wouldn't be on here. This is Fmylife after all, so we have to give some credit to the OP. Also, I don't see how those are the only two possibilities. Some parents just plain don't give a shit. The father of one of my friends doesn't see her or talk to her, but does send her expensive yet completely useless to her Christmas gifts, as if only to show off his wealth. Not everyone has a perfect family. Really, there would be no FML unless OP felt her father didn't put much thought into the gift.
191 - that was just the most likely reason why he would have bought a gift card for a Canadian store. Why else would he? Who would bother buying a $200 gift card for a Canadian store when they know it's useless when a gift card for a north American store is just as easy to get? But what I think happened is he made an honest mistake and just bought a card without thinking what countries that store exist in. I think the OP is just an ungrateful asshole who's bitching on the Internet because their gift is slightly wrong.
258 - Like I said, the way I understood it was that OP's life is fucked because her dad doesn't care enough to check whether that store exists outside of Canada, especially since OP said her place is "not even close". It's likely she doesn't live in America, since that's "close" , so it is pretty damn stupid to overlook that. Again, it just makes more sense that OP isn't just some idiot who only wanted to complain, which would be pointless. We could come up with assumed backstories that make all OPs look like little bitches to every fml if we wanted to.
It is the thought that counts but how much thought was put into a gift card for a store not even in your country? I always think about who I'm shopping for to get them something they'll like. It's the thought that counts when you actually think about what to get them.