‘Tis the season for giving, but what happens when your spouse gifts you something that’s clearly meant for themselves? Well, one woman had the perfect revenge in mind. She patiently plotted her plan for an entire year, waiting for the right moment to strike back at her selfish husband.
For many years, this couple had refrained from exchanging Christmas presents due to their financial circumstances. Instead, the wife would focus on buying gifts for their children and her in-laws. But one fateful Christmas, everything changed.
Her husband came home around ten days before Christmas with a large box, brimming with excitement. He eagerly declared that he had gotten it specifically for her. Little did she know, this gift would leave her feeling anything but joyful.
The woman couldn’t shake off her intuition, suspecting that her husband had actually purchased something he desired for himself. Sure enough, when the time came to open the gifts on Christmas Eve, her husband anxiously encouraged her to open his present.
As she slowly unwrapped the gift, her heart sank. Inside the box was a wet and dry vacuum cleaner. Being content with sweeping and mopping their hardwood and linoleum floors, she had no need for such a device. It was clear to her that this gift was never intended for her.
To add insult to injury, her husband revealed his true intentions. He admitted that he actually bought the vacuum cleaner for his own garage, emphasizing that it could even pick up water. It was a slap in the face, as his selfishness became glaringly obvious.
That night, the woman couldn’t even bring herself to look at her husband. They slept in separate rooms, with her choosing to curl up on the couch in the living room. This gift had created a rift between them, and she knew she had to take matters into her own hands.
Fast forward to the next Christmas, and she had cooked up the perfect revenge. She found the ideal gift, a huge box that would make her plan even more grandiose. She placed it under the tree, patiently waiting for the right moment to unfold her scheme.
When the time came to open presents, her husband’s eyes twinkled with excitement as he laid eyes upon the enigmatic box. He eagerly tore open the wrapping, only to be met with a surprise – a case of toilet paper! In that moment, she quoted him: “Christmas is not about what we want, but what our family needs.”
It didn’t take long for him to express his dissatisfaction with the gift to the rest of the family. Yet, this time, his complaints fell on deaf ears. The woman’s bold move had made a lasting impact on the family dynamics. From that day onwards, no husband in their extended family ever dared to gift their wife a vacuum cleaner as a Christmas present again.
This woman’s story struck a chord with many others on Reddit, who were inspired to share their own tales of holiday horror gifts. One woman revealed that she received an alarm clock from her husband because his had broken. Another shared a story where her father-in-law gifted his wife a mop, only to discover an expensive necklace hanging from it.
Another Reddit user recounted a birthday blunder, where their dad gifted their mom a lawn mower. It didn’t end there though – when they separated and he moved in with his new girlfriend, he tried to take the lawn mower with him. His ex-wife, rightfully indignant, stood her ground, calling it a birthday present. Eventually, he ended up mowing both lawns before returning the mower to his ex-wife.
As for our revenge-seeking woman, when someone asked whether her husband improved his gift-giving after her toilet paper revenge, she admitted that he never gave her another gift. Two years later, he passed away.
And so, this cautionary tale has a bittersweet ending. While revenge may not always lead to a happy resolution, it does remind us all of the importance of thoughtfulness and consideration when it comes to gift-giving. After all, the true essence of Christmas lies in the joy of giving, not just for ourselves, but for the whole family to cherish and enjoy.