A woman told her friend off after she demanded extra money and gifts during the holidays.
She shared the incident, which left her feeling guilty, on Reddit’s “Am I the A******” (AITA) forum. The woman’s friend Kellie has children and often mismanages her money. The Reddit user, however, is childless and has money to spend.
She typically buys Kellie’s children gifts whenever she visits from out of town. However, when Kellie discovered that the user was purchasing gifts for other people’s children, she got upset.
“Kellie and I have been good friends for six years and she has a daughter and a son, aged 5 and 3. I love her kids and spoil them to no end. Every time I come up for a visit I am always bringing them presents of stuff I’ve accumulated in the months of my weekly TJ Maxx trips,” the user explained. “I never show up empty-handed for these kids and I love them.”
The user always pays for trips and activities for Kellie’s kids on top of buying them gifts, but that wasn’t enough for Kellie.
“I went Black Friday shopping with her and was picking up a lot of toys for boys aged 8 to 15 (unlike her 3-year-old son),” the user explained. “When she asked what they were for, I explained to her that I ‘adopted’ a family of underprivileged children to get presents for. […] I told her that since I have no kids of my own to shop for I wanted to spend my extra bonus money on them. She looks me dead in the eyes and goes, ‘What do you mean you don’t have any kids to shop for? You could use it on my kids, you know how much we struggle sometimes and you make so much money.’ Let me be perfectly clear: Her two children are already spoiled beyond words. […] I’m trying to do the right thing for children who NEED IT and I told her this much. I exploded and told her everything I said above and she started crying.”
Reddit users think the friend was out of line.
“Seems like you are an ATM in her eyes,” a person said.
“She sounds really entitled,” someone else said.
“Sounds like she is using you for your money,” another wrote.
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