Hi there. Hope this doesn’t sound too woe-is-me but two things have been irking me for the last couple of days.
Number one: my dad asked me if I wanted anything for Christmas. I texted back thanking him for his kind offer but that I’m not really doing much Christmas-sy stuff this year and I have everything I need/want already so politely refused. A couple of days later he replied saying ‘I know you said you didn’t want anything but I’d like to send you a gift anyway, do you still live at dots’ address?’.
Second to this, a good family friend also texted me saying that he’d given my brother and his fiancee some money to go towards their wedding next year/as a Christmas gift, and as far as he’s aware me and my other brother aren’t getting married any time soon (burn?) but he’d like to give us the same amount. I don’t really want to accept this but I also cannot think of an appropriate reply that doesn’t offend him.