Redditor Takes 'No Gifts Necessary' Invitation Literally, Attends Baby Shower Empty-Handed
Navigating social norms and expectations, especially during big life events, can be tricky. Misunderstandings and not quite getting things right can lead to unexpected situations. This was the case for OP, who found herself in an awkward spot at her best friend's baby shower. Her not-quite-accurate understanding of the situation led to a bad aftermath that made her question her actions.
OP got invited to her best friend's baby shower. She noticed there wasn't a gift list, which is usually there for these kinds of events. Confused, she decided to ask her friend directly if she had missed it. Her friend's response made it sound like the event wasn't about gifts but more about being there for her and her new family. When the day of the baby shower came, OP realized she was the only one who didn't bring a gift, and OP's friend was upset with her. Scroll down for more!
The last message kind of implied to OP that her friend wasn't expecting gifts.
OP turned out to be the only one who didn't bring a real gift.
OP's friend got upset.
OP posted an edit:
Let's find out what other Redditors have to say regarding the OP's story.
Some Reddit users believe that OP is NTA.
However, these people don't think so. ESH, they say.
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So, what's your take on this situation? Do you think OP was TAH for going to baby shower without a gift or it was her friend who confused OP and got upset when OP took her words literally? Feel free to leave a comment below to let us know.