The Gift

GARETH'S DAD: I want to give you a wee bit of spending money for your trip to Australia.

GARETH: That's okay, thanks. I don't need any money.

GARETH'S DAD: I want to give you some money!

GARETH: I don't need any money!

GARETH'S DAD: Say it's for your birthday! Take the money!

GARETH: I don't want to take the money!

GARETH'S MUM: Either you take the money now, or you take it when we die!

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13 thoughts on “The Gift

  1. Sounds like a familiar argument! It’s happened in our house more times than I can count. Not by me though: accept graciously, that’s my motto. Especially if it means new shoes.

  2. Well, you can’t argue with that.

    Yay! More cash to spend on Tim Tams, Cherry Ripes, Violet Crumbles…..


  3. 🙂

    Ahh the eternal dilemma. G’s folks are not wealthy people so he would rather they kept their dosh for their own needs!

  4. We recently had an argument with the in-laws along similar lines. I wanted to spend some of my baby bonus on a new fridge and they were insistent they pay for it. Very sweet but I’d rather they kept it and do something for themselves. They eventually got the message.

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