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By  lostfaithinpppl  |  19

OP, just think about how many people in the world don't get any presents on their birthdays. It's very immature to expect things in life.

By  synix  |  0

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.

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By  conartist66  |  0

FIRST!!!!

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  justmeagirl  |  0

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.

By  lostfaithinpppl  |  19

OP, just think about how many people in the world don't get any presents on their birthdays. It's very immature to expect things in life.

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  v1kt4r  |  12

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

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  synix  |  0

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.

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  synix  |  0

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.

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  null_fml  |  11

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.

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  jazzmancarron  |  11

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.

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  synix  |  0

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.

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  Unregistered  |  0

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

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  quarty165  |  0

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.

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  bawpo  |  2

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

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  mohlee  |  0

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.

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  TheTruth1428  |  0

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.

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