Friend's 'Prank' Gift Backfires, AITA For Not Being Honest?

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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.

Unwanted sundress gift sparks dilemma: honesty or politeness? 🎁

legalizeranch_311 | legalizeranch_311

Navigating gift-giving with close friends, exchange or be honest?

legalizeranch_311 | legalizeranch_311

Politely accepting a bad gift to avoid hurting friend's feelings 😊

legalizeranch_311 | legalizeranch_311

Friend plays dress-up prank, but didn't expect the outcome 👗😳

legalizeranch_311 | legalizeranch_311

When a friend's prank gift goes too far 💔

legalizeranch_311 | legalizeranch_311

Friend withholds gift after 'prank', AITA for lying?

legalizeranch_311 | legalizeranch_311

Struggling to respond to a prank gift, AITA for lying?

legalizeranch_311 | legalizeranch_311

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 😒

elizawhoa | elizawhoa

Friend's 'prank' gift goes wrong, NTA for being upset 😕

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Friend plays TikTok prank with gift, gets mad at polite reaction

TriZARAtops | TriZARAtops

NTA for lying about gift, friend's 'test' was ridiculous and ironic 😒

neelie_jpeg | neelie_jpeg

Friend's “prank” gift goes too far, NTA for reaction 🎁

joxx67 | joxx67

Friend's toxic 'prank' backfires, NTA but distance from her.

wineshivers | wineshivers

Friend's 'test' gift backfires, NTA for feeling betrayed 🤨

no_rxn | no_rxn

Accepting a gift graciously is a GOOD thing to do 🎁

VinnyCapistrano | VinnyCapistrano

Being a good friend means more than fake appreciation. NTA 🙌

spudtacularstories | spudtacularstories

Commenters agree: NTA for not engaging in childish prank 🙄

merlin242 | merlin242

Gift test gone wrong, NTA for not being honest 😕🎁

migrantsnorer24 | migrantsnorer24

Real friends don't make friends jump through hoops for friendship 🤝

JEFFinSoCal | JEFFinSoCal

When 'prank' gifts go wrong, finding new friends 🤷‍♂️

MandaDian | MandaDian

Friend's 'prank' gift backfires, NTA for standing up for yourself 🙌

doublestitch | doublestitch

Don't test loyalty with a 'prank' gift, NTA for honesty 👍

andreaak88 | andreaak88

Ghosting a friend for a prank-gift gone wrong. 🤔

lirio2u | lirio2u

Testing friends through pranks is juvenile, NTA for refusing.

PaleMarionette | PaleMarionette

Honesty is the best policy 🙌 NTA for not falling for the test.

Ennah_Schemer | Ennah_Schemer

Don't test your friends, NTA for assuming good faith 🙅‍♀️

MitmitaPepitas | MitmitaPepitas

Compassionate response to friend's mental health, heartwarming ❤️

StGir1 | StGir1

Gamers rise up 🎮 NTA sets friend straight

Duukt | Duukt

True friends don't test each other 👍

squirrelsareevil2479 | squirrelsareevil2479

Commenter calls out immaturity, declares NTA with shock. 🤦‍♂️

sworcha | sworcha

Polite NTA declines unwanted gift, calls out social media tips.

RichRaichu5 | RichRaichu5

Real friends don't test each other. 🙅‍♀️ NTA.

ZomBpie | ZomBpie

Toxic 'prank' or friendship test? NTA for setting boundaries. 🚫🧢

annecara | annecara

Friend's conniving behavior backfires, NTA for being honest 💁‍♀️

LynxInYourSynx | LynxInYourSynx

Polite to wear a gift, rude to test someone's feelings 🎁

thisisausername-2021 | thisisausername-2021

Navigating tricky gift-giving waters with a possibly untrustworthy friend 👀 NTA

Frostitute_85 | Frostitute_85

Is this story too good to be true? 🤔

ThrowRA_Neon_Orange | ThrowRA_Neon_Orange

Cut ties with toxic friend, NTA for prioritizing self-respect. 🚫👥

SnowlessWhite | SnowlessWhite

Friend's dishonest 'prank' gift deemed unacceptable by commenter.

urson_black | urson_black

Agree, she's definitely missing the mark here 🎁😬

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Friend's 'prank' gift backfires, NTA for calling out weird behavior 🤔

BillScorpio | BillScorpio

Friend's prank gone wrong, NTA for being honest

PleaseCoffeeMe | PleaseCoffeeMe

Friend's 'prank' gift goes wrong, OP is kind despite discomfort 😕

darecaiin2x | darecaiin2x

Being honest about a bad gift doesn't prove true friendship 💁‍♀️

darcie33 | darcie33

Commenter jokes about situation and asks important question about pockets 😂👗

nort_nort | nort_nort

Honesty is key 🔑, NTA for trying something new with friend

beejewels | beejewels

True friends don't play cruel pranks 🤨

Nay_nay267 | Nay_nay267

Honesty is subjective, NTA. Her reaction is unreasonable. 😕

Noobster646 | Noobster646

👍 Not the a**hole, friends should respect boundaries

barbaramillicent | barbaramillicent

Friend's 'prank' gift backfires, leading to a friendship re-think 🤔

NapalmNippleCream | NapalmNippleCream

Commenter empathizes with OP's situation, no clear solution offered 😕

occult-classic | occult-classic

Friend's 'prank' gift backfires, NTA stands up to rude friend 🙅‍♀️

condimentia | condimentia

Friend's 'prank' gift backfires, NTA for not liking it.

xoemily | xoemily

Don't let friendship tests ruin your relationship 🤝

asphodel2020 | asphodel2020

Setting up your friend for a prank without consent? Not cool 😒

derschinderhans | derschinderhans

Commenter finds the 'prank' gift weird, NTA.

skywalkera420 | skywalkera420

Sparing feelings or not, that prank was just cruel 😒

Barfing_Rainbowz | Barfing_Rainbowz

NTA for wearing the dress, friend sounds like an A**hole 🙄

Thegeekinpink92 | Thegeekinpink92

TikTok trends called out for being unhealthy. 💻🤳 #NTA

Sleepy-Blonde | Sleepy-Blonde

Slay that dress, hun! 👗💅🏼

ginsengtea3 | ginsengtea3

Commenter calls out dysfunctional behavior, NTA.

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Don't be entitled, appreciate the gesture! 🙌

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Gratefulness over entitlement, NTA for not being rude 🙌

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Empathize with your friend, but NTA. Talk to her 🤔

SleepyBitchDdisease | SleepyBitchDdisease

Friend's childish gift gets called out, NTA wins.

mousemarie94 | mousemarie94

She failed her own test, NTA 🙅‍♀️

maybeitsme20 | maybeitsme20

Hypocritical NTA calls out lying, but can't handle honesty 🤥

yukithewhitewolf | yukithewhitewolf

😱 Insane friend's 'prank' gift shocks commenters.

22Briggsy | 22Briggsy

Being a good friend > hurting feelings. 😊

Tinyfoxxo_17 | Tinyfoxxo_17

Being a bad friend for Tik Tok content? 🤔 Not the a**hole.

jennyferjo | jennyferjo

Gift confusion leads to fashion faux pas, but friendship remains intact.

WabbitFan | WabbitFan

Politeness prevails! NTA for wearing the dress and handling well 😊

Obvious_Translator12 | Obvious_Translator12

Friend's failed 'prank' gift: NTA for sparing feelings 🤷‍♀️

grimbotronic | grimbotronic

Being tactful is key to friendships, NTA 🤝

reclaimation | reclaimation

Graciously accepting a bad gift: NTA wins, YTA loses 🎁

Interesting_You_2315 | Interesting_You_2315

Politeness prevails, NTA for not exposing 'prank' gift.

Himalayankitten | Himalayankitten

Being a good friend doesn't mean tolerating bad behavior 👍

Silent-Hat-4902 | Silent-Hat-4902