Secret Santa in the office can be awkward.
There are money limits and a whole lot of stress about buying someone something they will really enjoy.
It’s all fun and games until… it’s not.
And one woman has taken the whole thing a little (a lot) too far.
Posting to Reddit, one user explained that in their office there was a $50 spending limit for Secret Santa.
After he bought a coworker a blanket and box of chocolates, he received a very strange message.
She began by thanking him, but continued to make an… awkward request.
“So… I know this is kinda awkward… but the spending limit was $50 and I looked online and it seems that the blanket and chocolates only add up to about $30? Do you think it’s possible you could get me something else? My kids have been spending me up the wazoo! LOL” she wrote in the text message.
He offers to pay her $20 cash to make up the difference, and then she says she would prefer a gift, sending a link to a $120 tablet.
When he said no, because it was significantly over the spending limit, she said that because he was an engineer he should be able to afford it.