A woman’s story about a present gone wrong made us nostalgic for awkward family gatherings.
She said that since her boyfriend’s family was so large, he recommended that she bring a “white elephant” gift to the gathering rather than a present for each individual family member, so she chose something “really silly.”
When she arrived at the family gathering, she wandered around the home until a photo of a large group of people caught her eye.
Gucci_garbage said that she was then joined by her boyfriend’s grandmother, who began explaining to her that many people pictured in the photo had died.
She said she didn’t know what to say, so it was fortunate that they were both immediately called over to open presents.
As more and more time passed, gucci_garbage noticed that no one was picking her present — until it was her boyfriend’s grandmother’s turn.
In a moment of panic, she didn’t warn her against it, but she was mortified when this poor older woman unwrapped her gift — the gag book “All My Friends Are Dead” by Avery Momsen and Jory John.
She said that after a “traumatizing” moment of silence, her boyfriend’s aunts and uncles began laughing.
“They basically said, ‘you win white elephant,'” she explained. “Grandma was included in this reaction. She loved it. It was very cute.”
The happy ending didn’t stop commenters from expressing their disbelief.
“My jaw dropped,” one user said.
“That wound will never heal,” another wrote.
Gucci_garbage said that she and her boyfriend broke up three years ago, but but this hilarious (and surprisingly heartwarming) story has stayed with her.
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