Woman Googles Her Office Secret Santa Gift, Requests More Expensive One, Gets Called Out

By Cody Briana on December 18, 2018
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Office Secret Santa’s are always a little uncomfortable. Or have potential to be. But this story is beyond awkward! A Reddit user explained in a post that his office’s spending limit was $50. Which is high, but I digress. After he gave the coworker a blanket and box of chocolates, he received a strange message. The woman began by thanking him but continued with a strange request.

“So… I know this is kinda awkward… but the spending limit was $50 and I looked online and it seems that the blanket and chocolates only add up to about $30? Do you think it’s possible you could get me something else? My kids have been spending me up the wazoo! LOL” she wrote in the text.

Wait. WHAT?

He politely offered to pay her $20 cash to make up the difference. But she had the audacity to say she would prefer a gift, sending a link to a $120 tablet! When he said no, because it was way over the limit, she said that because he was an engineer he should be able to afford it.


He reiterated the spending limit was $50, and $120 for a coworker was out of his budget. She then called him “disgusting” and asked how he lives with himself. After he didn’t reply to her messages, she said she would take the $20 cash. He said no. And rightfully so!

It’s one thing to be a struggling mother, but if that’s the case, opt out of Secret Santa completely!

See the bizarre back and forth HERE.

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