Retirement is often a memorable occasion for those who’ve spent a considerable amount of years working as it signals the start of a well deserved break.
As such, it’s common for retirement parties to be thrown and gifts presented to the retiree. However, some may not be appreciative of it, just like this teacher.
Complains about spice rack
In a tweet by a netizen named @paropijoh, she recounted how a teacher ranted about not getting her desired item as her retirement gift.
According to the thread, she and her headmaster had gathered funds together to purchase a rotating spice rack for the teacher.
Unexpectedly, the teacher became upset upon receiving the spice rack and sent her a text expressing her unhappiness.
“I’m very disappointed with the gift you all gave me today. Why didn’t you ask me what I want?” she wrote.
She also said that she felt unappreciated by being given a gift she never asked for despite her many years of service to the school.
To add insult to injury, she even told @paropijoh to find someone else to take the spice rack as she disliked keeping things she doesn’t fancy.
‘I deserve a proper gift’
The teacher then went on to make her demands in another text message, where she listed down her dream retirement gift.
I too deserve a proper gift which I like so I’d be happy if I could get a comforter set or a nice travelling bag. I think I deserve to get something useful for my retirement.
Although the teacher offered to top up the additional amount if needed, her ungratefulness didn’t sit well with @paropijoh, who revealed that aside from the spice rack, a set of decorative canvas paintings was given as well, which was more than RM 120 in total.
In the end, she wrote that the headmaster personally apologised to the teacher for giving her something she didn’t like.
In the comment section, netizens were outraged by the teacher’s sense of entitlement and slammed her for being ungrateful about her retirement gift.
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