Oh, wow, Lois! What an unbelievably rude and classless thing to do to you!Originally Posted by Lois Lane;2842951;
I'll admit that I've accidentally given the wrong gift to the wrong person a couple of times (when I was wrapping several gifts at Christmas, and accidentally switched the gift tags because I wasn't paying close enough attention). This ended up with a new employee of mine getting a very nice $100 gift instead of the $20 gift I had meant to give her, and my mother-in-law getting the $20 gift originally intended for the new employee. I found out about my mistake when the employee opened her gift and I saw what I had done. But there was no way I was going to tell her it was a mistake, give it back, and I'll bring you the cheaper gift later. It was my error, so the responsible thing was to suck it up and accept it. No need to embarass the employee, and no need to tell her it was a mistake. So I let her keep it without her ever knowing it wasn't originally meant for her, and I just went out and bought another of the original gift and gave that to my mother-in-law as I had meant to do all along. So mom-in-law got the $20 gift I'd given her in error as well as the other gift, and neither mom-in-law or the employee knew there was any errors made.
It was just plain wrong for them to tell you they meant to give you a less expensive gift, and then ask for it back, even if they did replace it with a cheaper gift. Just wrong to put you in that position and to basically tell you that you weren't worth the expensive gift. Very rude and tacky!