She explained the situation on Reddit’s “Am I the A******” forum. While she was at the mall with her boyfriend, he complained about the price of a purse she wanted. But when he sneaked away to get her a gift, he was willing to spend more on a bikini she would never wear.
“Me and my boyfriend Seth have been together for two years,” she wrote. “Yesterday, we went out for date night, and we decided to go hang out at the mall before going to dinner. While we were there, I came across an adorable purse that I loved. Before I could say anything, Seth looked at the price tag and said, ‘Woah! $40.00? That’s way too expensive, so don’t get any ideas, haha.’ I was kinda bummed, but I chuckled and told him I agree, it is too expensive. Shortly after this, I had to rush into the bathroom, and I was in there for about 20 minutes. After I came back, Seth said that he had a surprise to show me at dinner. I was excited because I figured he must’ve bought me something, maybe even the purse.”
She was expecting something nice for her, but instead, he got something nice for himself.
“Seth was holding up a hot pink bikini from the mall,” she explained. “At first, I was confused, then I asked him how much it cost, and he told me $45.00! I then asked him how could he buy something that costs more than the purse I saw? He said, ‘I know, but I saw this bikini, and I just couldn’t say no. It’s just so you, Babe!’ I don’t know what came over me, but I felt so hurt and insulted in that moment. When it’s something I want, it’s too expensive, but when it’s something he wants, price isn’t a problem. I don’t even wear bikinis. I put the bikini back in his backpack, got up and drove home. He’s furious with me, called me a spoiled brat, and said that I was being petty.”
Reddit users thought the boyfriend was being selfish.
“Not only is it something he wants, it’s objectifying,” another said.
“This wasn’t a gift for you,” a user wrote.
“The bikini was a gift for himself, not you,” a person commented.
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