She Bought Her Boyfriend a Playstation 5 for His Birthday, but Returned It in Front of All His Friends After They Insulted Her by Implying She Had a Colorful Dating Past

A woman returned her boyfriend’s birthday gift after his friends made insensitive comments about her dating past. She was furious and humiliated, but she wondered if she had overreacted. Here is what she had to say.

It Was Her Boyfriend Mike’s Birthday

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She, a 26-year-old woman, had saved up some money and decided to surprise her boyfriend, Mike, who was turning 27, with a special gift for his birthday.

She Bought Him a Playstation 5

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They had been in a loving relationship for four years, and she believed that the cost of the gift didn’t matter because Mike had made it clear that he wanted a PS5 more than anything else. Little did she know that this surprise would uncover some troubling thoughts he had about her.

She Had Dated a Man Named Jake in The Past

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Before diving into the present situation, let’s take a look at her past. When she was 18, she had a brief relationship with Jake, whom she met online.

She Broke up With Jake and Started Dating Adam

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After three months, they decided to go their separate ways, and she moved on to dating Adam, a coworker.

Jake and Adam Were Friends

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It turned out that Jake and Adam were actually close friends, but she hadn’t been with Jake long enough to meet his circle of friends, so she had no idea about their connection.

She Broke It Off with Adam After Finding out About His Friendship with Jake

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After discovering this unexpected connection between her ex and her previous boyfriend, she took some time off from dating.

She Then Started Her Current Boyfriend and Divulged Her Previous Dating History

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Two years later, she met Mike, her current boyfriend. Wanting to be honest and upfront, she shared her past experiences and her unintentional involvement with friends.

Mike Was Unconcerned About Her Past Dating Experiences

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To her relief, Mike expressed understanding and assured her that her past didn’t bother him. They continued their relationship, believing in each other’s growth.

She Arrived at Mike’s Birthday Party with Her Gift

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On the night of Mike’s birthday party, she arrived with the PS5, ready to surprise him and make him happy.

Mike and His Friends Were Amazed at The Gift of A Playstation 5

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When Mike and his friends saw the gift, their joy was overwhelming.

Mike’s Female Friend Jessica Made a Strange Comment

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However, things took an unexpected turn when his best female friend, Jessica, made a hurtful comment. She laughed and said, “I wish I was a thot so I could afford a PS5 too.”

She Was Upset

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Feeling shocked and hurt, she looked at Jessica, her face showing clear confusion. Jessica brushed it off with a quick “never mind” and walked away, leaving her with lingering questions.

Mike Was Not Sympathetic to Her Being Hurt

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She couldn’t let this comment slide, so she confronted Mike, hoping for an explanation. To her dismay, Mike dismissed it as a joke, saying, “She’s just messing with you. Can’t you take a joke?”

She Wanted to Know Why Jessica Would Say Something so Hurtful

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Determined to understand why Jessica would call her such names, she pressed further. Mike’s response only deepened the wound. He casually remarked, “Well, everyone knows you were a thot before you met me.”

She Pressed Mike for Answers

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Confused and hurt, she asked him to explain how she had been a thot before they were together. Mike responded with a vague statement, implying that she had been involved with his friends, saying, “You know… messing with best friends?”

She Was Shocked and Decided to Leave

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His attempt to downplay her past and compare it to Jessica’s hurtful comments left her speechless. Without uttering a word, she gathered her strength, got up, and decided to leave.

She Took the Birthday Present with Her

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She took the PS5 from the gift table and walked away, leaving a bewildered Mike behind.

Mike Was Upset and Tried to Call Her Multiple Times

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Mike’s anger was palpable. He desperately called her numerous times, but she couldn’t bring herself to answer. The pain she felt was too intense. Filled with hurt, she removed the bow from the gift and returned it to the store for a refund.

This Wasn’t the End of The Situation

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She thought that would be the end of it, but Mike and his friends, including Jessica, started berating her, accusing her of being petty and blaming her for the situation.

She Advised Mike to Find Someone Else that Had a Less Colorful Past

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Feeling overwhelmed, she responded to Mike, expressing her belief that he deserved someone better than her. She even suggested that he find someone without a “thot” past to give him the PS5 since she had returned it.

Mike Was Furious by Implying He Was Doing Her a Favor

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In response, Mike’s anger erupted. He labeled her “the biggest AH” for taking back the gift and claimed she should be grateful that he had overlooked her “colorful past.” As she reflected on her actions, she began to wonder if returning the gift had gone too far.

Had She Gone Too Far

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Confused and hurt, she sought advice from the internet on how to navigate this difficult situation and mend the deep wounds that had been inflicted on her heart. She longed for understanding, forgiveness, and a resolution that would bring healing to both herself and her relationship with Mike.

The Internet Responded

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One user said, “NTA – And I hope you do something special for yourself with a little of that money you got back from returning that gift you got your ex-boyfriend.”

Another user said, “NTA. Sheesh, no offense but your past isn’t even that colorful! Like mild beige at best.”

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