Woman slammed for wanting baby shower gift back after her friend suffered a miscarriage
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One woman has single handedly gone down in history as the most insensitive person ever after her friend suffered a miscarriage.
One woman - let's call her June - took to Reddit's 'Am I The A**hole' thread to ask her fellow Redditors if she would be an a**hole if she asked her friend for her AUD$600 (USD$400, £320) baby shower gift back.
June acknowledged that she sounded 'awful' and it was a 'terrible thing to do' by possibly asking for the gift back, but she said her husband spent a decent bit of cash on an item that would 'go to waste and likely never be used'.
"It's one thing if she's able to get a few years of use out of the item, that's money well spent. But if it's going to sit in a box in her attic for years... That's where we are getting stuck," June wrote on Reddit.
"So, would we be [the a**hole] if we asked about getting the gift back? Ideally we could get our money back somehow although it's probably too late.
"If we can't then I'd at least like to give it to someone else who can use it (I feel awful just saying that but it's how I feel)."
June added: "However this is such a sensitive subject and we don't want to pressure her if she's not ready to discuss it."
Somewhat unsurprisingly, Redditors came back with a resounding 'yes'.
Yes, June, you would be an a**hole if you did that. But don't take our word for it.
Here's what other Redditors said.
One Redditor said: "I feel like OP (original poster) is looking at this like a wedding gift when the wedding was called off. You’re supposed to return those. But that’s not what this is, and OP needs to get her head straight about that."
A third chimed in: "If I had a miscarriage and someone asked for their baby shower gift back I’d throw hands."
Anyway, the horrific post gets a whole lot worse when June reveals she doesn't like Jen.
"I don't hate Jen but we have very different world views so we likely won't ever be close," she wrote.
She added: "I'm sympathetic to Jen's loss as a person and as a person who has also experienced miscarriages. But I am not personally devastated by it."
Yikes. That is brutal.