People say 'it's the thought that counts' is the general adage regarding gift-giving. You should appreciate the fact that someone tried to give you something. You don't want to be the person that looks a gift horse in the mouth. Unfortunately, we are all but human, and the internet has tales of people who do exactly that.
AITA for laughing at my sister's anniversary gift to her husband?
My (24F) sister Zara (31F) and husband Will (35M) recently had their first wedding anniversary and invited some family over for a small anniversary dinner.
Long story short, after dessert Zara said she had a gift for Will. I thought it would be some grand gesture, but then Zara gave him a painting she did of Will and his late dad.
Now, Zara does art as a hobby, and she's an excellent artist - and I get the sentimental value of it - but I sort of let out a laugh because it seemed like she was half-a**ing giving him a painting instead of a true gift. For example, my boyfriend and I give each other true gifts and splurge on one another, but I didn't say anything because not everyone's the same.
Zara noticed, though, and asked why I laughed. I tried to play it off, but she kept insisting, so I said I thought it was funny she was half-a**ing her husband's anniversary gift. She looked hurt. Will said he loved the painting, and I was an idiot. We left after that but was I wrong for laughing? I didn't say anything, and it was Zara who kept insisting.
YTA (You're the A**hole).
Sounds like a lovely gift, you must be very shallow to consider that 'half-a**ing'
YTA she put more effort into her gift than you ever do. All you do is get out your credit card and you think you’re better because of it.
Met a lot of AH in my lifetime but you are a special case. You are next level. The fact you even came here to ask if you were the AH just shows how special you are. YTA and the biggest one ever.