When someone says, “don’t get me a gift,” what do they really mean? #WorkSmarterNotHarder
Around half of us think it means they don’t want anything, but won’t be upset if you still get them something.
But 6% of us think it’s a total LIE . . . they DO want something, and they’ll be ANGRY if they don’t get a gift.
It’s been a crazy year and money’s tight. But when someone says, “DON’T get me a gift,” what do they really mean?
Someone gave 25,000 Americans a few different options to choose from. Here’s how they answered . . .
1. Does it mean, “I really don’t want a gift, and I’ll be upset if you get me one“? 9% said yes, that’s what it means.
2. Does it mean, “I don’t want a gift, but I WON’T be upset if you get me one“? That was the #1 answer by far, with 46% of the vote.
3. “I DO want a gift, but I won’t be angry if I don’t get one.” 18% of the vote.
4. “I do want a gift, and I WILL be angry if I don’t get one.” 6% agreed. So 1 in 17 people think “don’t get me a gift” means the exact OPPOSITE of that. (The remaining 21% either didn’t answer or said it means something else.)
See more of what’s really going on, here: (YouGov)