A man confronts his wife for buying a Rolex watch as a birthday present with his money; ‘used the wrong card’, she defends herself

A man confronts his wife for buying her birthday presents with his money | Photo credit: iStock Images

Highlights

  • Man found out gifts his wife bought for her birthday came from his money
  • He was only noticed this year because she bought him a very expensive present this year – a Rolex watch.
  • When he confronted her, she said, “I thought I used the shared account, I must have pulled out the wrong card by accident. I’m sorry.”

A man confronted his wife for buying her birthday presents with his money. The man shared that he recently looked at his bank statements and discovered that his wife had bought her birthday presents with her money.

The man said he had been married for two years. He discovered that the gifts his wife had bought for his birthday were from his money. He was noticed only this year, because she bought him a very expensive gift this year – a Rolex watch.

“We have a shared account to pay bills, but we also have our individual credit/debit cards for personal expenses. She is an authorized user on my credit card, but she will only use it if I ask her to. ‘buy something for me, like work clothes,’ he wrote on Reddit.

When his wife gave him the watch, he “felt bad” because he “didn’t give her anything that expensive for a birthday present.” He also wondered how she could afford such an expensive gift unless she had saved up for it.

He continued, “She said she wanted to do something nice for me and she knew I liked it. One day I was trying to buy a coffee before going to work and my card was declined. I called the bank and they told me why they are blocking the purchase. After reviewing the statement online, it shows the watch on my account and it’s not my usual spending habits.”

He decided to tell his wife about it. At that, she told him, “I thought I used the shared account, I must have pulled out the wrong card by accident. I’m sorry.”

He asked his wife to return it as he thought it was “an unnecessary expense”. However, his wife asked him to “keep it” because he “can afford it”. She added, “You know you wanted one anyway. Please appreciate that I want to do something nice for you.”

Netizens said it was a “red flag” and the woman couldn’t have used the “wrong card” like that.

One user said, “Purchases that cost several thousand dollars should be 1)made with own money 2)saved for 3)discussed before using a joint account. I’d be pissed if ‘I’ brought myself a Rolex Serious red flag. Another wrote: “There’s no way she used the wrong card she knew exactly what she was doing when she ridiculously bought this watch Dear.”

A third user posted: “If she really wants to use the ‘wrong card’ excuse, she has no problem transferring the money to the shared account, does she? She claims she has the money. Put it on the spot!” Yet another added: “Return the watch and get your money back if possible. Call the credit card company and cancel them as an authorized user on your card.”

Floyd N. Morlan