We'd like that gift NOW, please
September 28, 2012 3:50 AM Subscribe
Several months ago, for my partner's birthday, my MIL decided to gift us with an electric kettle. We were happy, because we had been planning to get one, and said as much to her. But then she couldn't find the "right one" (she's quite particular about aesthetics) and now the whole idea seems to have slipped off her radar. But the winter is approaching, we're making a lot of tea, and we would really really like to have that kettle. Do we remind her, buy it ourselves, or what?
posted by gakiko to human relations (28 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
She tends to be forgetful and puts off doing things. She's also emotional (and has mild depression) but very nice to us and I wouldn't want to offend her or send her on a guilt-trip. She visits occasionally so she's bound to see the not-bought-by-her kettle eventually.