When a good friend gave this Redditor a gift that wasn't to their taste, they didn't want to hurt her feelings. But when it turned out to be a prank, they were left feeling confused and hurt. The friend's demand for honesty left them feeling like they had been set up for failure. But was it wrong to spare her feelings in the first place? Was the friend's prank out of line? The post has generated a lot of discussions and has people questioning what it means to be a good friend.
Friend's 'Prank' Gift Backfires, AITA For Not Being Honest?
Unwanted sundress gift sparks dilemma: honesty or politeness? 🎁
Navigating gift-giving with close friends, exchange or be honest?
Politely accepting a bad gift to avoid hurting friend's feelings 😊
Friend plays dress-up prank, but didn't expect the outcome 👗😳
When a friend's prank gift goes too far 💔
Friend withholds gift after 'prank', AITA for lying?
Struggling to respond to a prank gift, AITA for lying?
Friend's 'prank' gift backfires, AITA for not being honest? 🤔
What happens when a friend's prank gift backfires? This Reddit user is left questioning if they are the AH for not being honest about disliking the gift. The post explains how the user received a gift from one of their closest friends, but it was not their taste. The friend had purposefully gotten them a dress they knew the user would not like, to see if they would be honest about their feelings. The user feigned joy and kept the dress, thinking it was a nice gesture. However, when they wore it to meet their friend, they found out it was all a prank and their friend was disappointed they didn't tell the truth. The post ends with the user asking if they are the AH and wondering if this behavior is normal. Read on to see what Reddit thinks about this situation.
NTA for graciously accepting a gift and wearing it, but 'testing' a friend is an a**hole move 😒
Friend's 'prank' gift goes wrong, NTA for being upset 😕
Friend plays TikTok prank with gift, gets mad at polite reaction
NTA for lying about gift, friend's 'test' was ridiculous and ironic 😒
Friend's “prank” gift goes too far, NTA for reaction 🎁
Friend's toxic 'prank' backfires, NTA but distance from her.
Friend's 'test' gift backfires, NTA for feeling betrayed 🤨
Accepting a gift graciously is a GOOD thing to do 🎁
Being a good friend means more than fake appreciation. NTA 🙌
Commenters agree: NTA for not engaging in childish prank 🙄
Gift test gone wrong, NTA for not being honest 😕🎁
Real friends don't make friends jump through hoops for friendship 🤝
When 'prank' gifts go wrong, finding new friends 🤷♂️
Friend's 'prank' gift backfires, NTA for standing up for yourself 🙌
Don't test loyalty with a 'prank' gift, NTA for honesty 👍
Ghosting a friend for a prank-gift gone wrong. 🤔
Testing friends through pranks is juvenile, NTA for refusing.
Honesty is the best policy 🙌 NTA for not falling for the test.
Don't test your friends, NTA for assuming good faith 🙅♀️
Compassionate response to friend's mental health, heartwarming ❤️
Gamers rise up 🎮 NTA sets friend straight
True friends don't test each other 👍
Commenter calls out immaturity, declares NTA with shock. 🤦♂️
Polite NTA declines unwanted gift, calls out social media tips.
Real friends don't test each other. 🙅♀️ NTA.
Toxic 'prank' or friendship test? NTA for setting boundaries. 🚫🧢
Friend's conniving behavior backfires, NTA for being honest 💁♀️
Polite to wear a gift, rude to test someone's feelings 🎁
Navigating tricky gift-giving waters with a possibly untrustworthy friend 👀 NTA
Is this story too good to be true? 🤔
Cut ties with toxic friend, NTA for prioritizing self-respect. 🚫👥
Friend's dishonest 'prank' gift deemed unacceptable by commenter.
Agree, she's definitely missing the mark here 🎁😬
Friend's 'prank' gift backfires, NTA for calling out weird behavior 🤔
Friend's prank gone wrong, NTA for being honest
Friend's 'prank' gift goes wrong, OP is kind despite discomfort 😕
Being honest about a bad gift doesn't prove true friendship 💁♀️
Commenter jokes about situation and asks important question about pockets 😂👗
Honesty is key 🔑, NTA for trying something new with friend
True friends don't play cruel pranks 🤨
Honesty is subjective, NTA. Her reaction is unreasonable. 😕
👍 Not the a**hole, friends should respect boundaries
Friend's 'prank' gift backfires, leading to a friendship re-think 🤔
Commenter empathizes with OP's situation, no clear solution offered 😕
Friend's 'prank' gift backfires, NTA stands up to rude friend 🙅♀️
Friend's 'prank' gift backfires, NTA for not liking it.
Don't let friendship tests ruin your relationship 🤝
Setting up your friend for a prank without consent? Not cool 😒
Commenter finds the 'prank' gift weird, NTA.
Sparing feelings or not, that prank was just cruel 😒
NTA for wearing the dress, friend sounds like an A**hole 🙄
TikTok trends called out for being unhealthy. 💻🤳 #NTA
Slay that dress, hun! 👗💅🏼
Commenter calls out dysfunctional behavior, NTA.
Don't be entitled, appreciate the gesture! 🙌
Gratefulness over entitlement, NTA for not being rude 🙌
Empathize with your friend, but NTA. Talk to her 🤔
Friend's childish gift gets called out, NTA wins.
She failed her own test, NTA 🙅♀️
Hypocritical NTA calls out lying, but can't handle honesty 🤥
😱 Insane friend's 'prank' gift shocks commenters.
Being a good friend > hurting feelings. 😊
Being a bad friend for Tik Tok content? 🤔 Not the a**hole.
Gift confusion leads to fashion faux pas, but friendship remains intact.
Politeness prevails! NTA for wearing the dress and handling well 😊
Friend's failed 'prank' gift: NTA for sparing feelings 🤷♀️
Being tactful is key to friendships, NTA 🤝
Graciously accepting a bad gift: NTA wins, YTA loses 🎁
Politeness prevails, NTA for not exposing 'prank' gift.
Being a good friend doesn't mean tolerating bad behavior 👍