By bdaygirl - 03/12/2009 07:33 - United States

Today, I turned eighteen. Thinking I was going to get a big present from my parents on this special day, I eagerly unwrapped my present. They got me a bag of M and M's. Last year I got flannel bed sheets. FML
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Okay, come on. I bet some of her friends got cars and computers and iPods for their birthdays. I understand she shouldn't feel 'entitled' to anything, but can no one understand the disappointment? She isn't homeless or living in poverty so her parents can probably afford to spend well.... over three dollars on a gift for her eighteenth birthday. Yeah, it's not the end of the world, but you know what? Half you are posting these messages criticizing the OP from your goddamn iPhones that mommy and daddy bought you. I don't care if you're 'happy getting nothing' (I don't believe it for the majority of you, though) for your birthdays, everyone has a right to be a little irked when zero thought and effort goes into a gift for their coming of age birthday. My family isn't rich but if we're struggling with funds we still put in some effort for gifts. I work a little extra in order to spend some money on gifts for my family, why shouldn't parents do the same for their kids? And don't give me the recession bullshit, because if that had been the issue in the OP's case I'm sure she would have understood or they would have at least explained it to her. No gift would have been better than a thoughtless one. A note saying, 'honey, we're sorry we can't afford much this year, etc etc. ' would have probably changed things in the OP's mind. Stop being hypocrites.

happy birthday!

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It's all good. I didn't get anything for my 18th birthday =P

YDI for not being understanding that your parents can't afford much this year, not even flannel bed sheets. I understand being self involved at 18, but you need to start learning compassion, too.

you know what they say... "life is like a bag of chocolates"

M n Ms FTW

How do you know they can't afford it? What if they are just cheap?

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You sound like a mother of 2 Let the OP gravel abit, she wasnt born in a situation where she cant get prsents, those who dont presents are unlucky but like u already know, the world is an unfair bitch

it would only be bad if it said her sibling got a new Xbox or something

big deal if he expected presents on his birthday. that doesn't make him selfish

Heck, at this point, I would be happy to just get socks.

#2, that's like saying that a lot of people go hungry every night so it's only fair that everyone should, despite the fact that they don't have to

Ties those bedsheets to a stick, put your m&m's in them, and run away from home. What a cruel cruels life you have :'(

#3'v post is full of win, p.s YAY MnM's Omnomnomnom ^-^

sorry double post due to lag

Oh, your eloquence is beautiful. @#11

Were they at least Peanut M&M's? I love Peanut M&M's.

happy birthday!

Well there is a recession on at the moment......maybe they simply can't afford to buy you anything else......They say with presents it is the thought that counts.

what thought?

Okay, come on. I bet some of her friends got cars and computers and iPods for their birthdays. I understand she shouldn't feel 'entitled' to anything, but can no one understand the disappointment? She isn't homeless or living in poverty so her parents can probably afford to spend well.... over three dollars on a gift for her eighteenth birthday. Yeah, it's not the end of the world, but you know what? Half you are posting these messages criticizing the OP from your goddamn iPhones that mommy and daddy bought you. I don't care if you're 'happy getting nothing' (I don't believe it for the majority of you, though) for your birthdays, everyone has a right to be a little irked when zero thought and effort goes into a gift for their coming of age birthday. My family isn't rich but if we're struggling with funds we still put in some effort for gifts. I work a little extra in order to spend some money on gifts for my family, why shouldn't parents do the same for their kids? And don't give me the recession bullshit, because if that had been the issue in the OP's case I'm sure she would have understood or they would have at least explained it to her. No gift would have been better than a thoughtless one. A note saying, 'honey, we're sorry we can't afford much this year, etc etc. ' would have probably changed things in the OP's mind. Stop being hypocrites.

18 year olds are adults, technically, and shouldnt just expect shit.

Stop writing essays on this fucking site nobody is going to read it i just read the first and last sentence to see that you are a total douche nozzle

Plenty of friends, family members, and partners would have been disappointed had I not gotten them gifts. That's not immature because it's the norm.

I agree with synix (especially about the hypocrisy), but Flamersplamer expressed it in such a wonderfully concise way. It's not about the money; her parents clearly just don't fucking care.

#57 If you consider that an essay, you're gonna have fun when you start 9th grade

ok. fuck you. bc your a stupid dipshit who for reasons unknown, feels the need to type essays on the internet to make ppl feel bad. again, fuck you. now im gonna go back to fucking your mom in the ass.

I liked what Flamersplamer said. I don't think her parents necessarily had to spend any money on her, but I don't know, I'm sure anything thoughtful would have been appreciated.

lol? ever heard of an exaggeration? or is that too difficult of a concept for you to grasp. Look at all the other comments they are one or two lines his is 3 paragraphs fuck your retarded

#101 - Fuck her retarded what exactly? On a completely unrelated note, I love irony.

You know, #101, you really just make yourself sound like an idiot, who curses because he has nothing better to say. OP, I can see why you're disappointed; 18 is a big bday. Still, you definitely sound like you think they owe it to you or something. It could be worse. My mom tried to elope with a child molester on my 18th birthday. Welcome to reality.

thank you. that is so true

actually... if anyone has been taking business classes or any class that involves the stock market, america hasn't been in a recession in years

Don't be an ungrateful bitch. If they can't afford more, they can't afford more. At least you got something.

IA. I'm 20 and in college now I never get much if anything from my parents and I feel terrible asking my grandparents (who have a bit more money, but not much) for things like iPods and more expensive gifts. Maybe you should just be grateful for the fact that you have two parents who probably love you very much and don't need to show that through the types of gifts they buy you.

Who says she isn't grateful to have parents? She was just disappointed by their thoughtlessness.

Her post says she wasn't grateful. She said she was expecting something big. She didn't get that something big, so she's upset enough to come post saying her life is fucked because she didn't get a big present. Add that in to the fact she lives in California, the land of the spoiled, and you got yourself a self centered, ungrateful person.

Improvement!

Be glad you got something. Expecting material goods at such occasions is very immature.

And how many people in the world turn 18 today do you think? Its not all about you

EDIT: double post. FML website, you suck. EDIT: and now my other comment is gone. Damnit.

My friend, you fail.