Ethics: Regift from Grandma on Christmas

What would you do Wednesday!

Christmas is here which means Grandma is too. Every year Grandma comes to stay with the family a few days before Christmas. She normally stays a few days into the new year. The kids are always excited to see Grandma as she comes bearing gifts!

This year something different happened.

While opening gifts Christmas morning, your 12 year old opens their gift from Grandma. It is a pretty, silver cross necklace. It is the same necklace the family got Grandmas for Christmas two years ago.

Before your child can say anything, Grandma interjects, “I picked out that cross necklace for you at one of my favorite Christian stores. I saw it sitting in the case and just had to get it for you. I hope you like it!”

Your child looks at you with a strange expression. You call your child over to look at the necklace together. While looking at the box you notice a receipt folded and tucked under the box filing. The receipt is the purchase receipt for the necklace from two years ago showing your name and credit card number.

Your child knew it, you thought it, and it is now confirmed – Grandma regifted the necklace you got her!

Grandma excitedly asks, “Well, do you like it?”

Your child starts to giggle.

What would you do?

  • Act surprised and say thank you.
  • Thank Grandma for all the effort she put in picking out the gift.
  • Thank Grandma for the gift that keeps on giving.
  • Make your child cry saying Grandma regifted and she should give something else.
  • Or…

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p.s. Merry Christmas!

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1 nvahalik December 25, 2013 at 7:12 pm

Act surprised and be gracious. For all you know, she could be embarrased about regifting it if she knew what was actually going on.


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