A WOMAN spilled the strand of the strangest baby shower ever – and the “mom-to-be” wasn’t even pregnant.
Post on Reddit, the unnamed woman, who works in clothing retail, revealed she was invited to the event by a former work friend called Rhonda * – who hosted for her daughter.
But the fallout from the event left the two colleagues at war – with the woman claiming Rhonda “made my professional life hell.”
She explains: “What I didn’t know was that it wasn’t an ordinary baby shower…
“I arrived with a gift and was talking to my other coworkers who were there, and we understood that neither of us had met the girl.”
And when they were introduced, things got pretty awkward.
The woman explained, “I congratulated her and thanked her for having us.
“She laughed and said something like ‘thank you, but I’m not pregnant yet’ but it’s always good to be prepared when the time comes.
“I was visibly confused, which seemed to offend him.
“After leaving our group, my colleague explained that Rhonda told her when they arrived that this was no ordinary baby shower and that her daughter was feeling depressed because several of her friends were pregnant.
“I asked the friends if they knew in advance, but they said no and they didn’t understand why they had been asked to buy gifts, but they decided not to do it all. a story.”
But the Redditor wasn’t so shy about it, and confronted his colleague.
She wrote: “I asked Rhonda if I could take my gift back as I am not made of money, and I would rather give her daughter a present when she was about to have a baby.
“Rhonda said that I would be rude to take back a gift after giving it, and that her daughter was going through a lot and was eager to open the gifts.
“I said ‘I’m sorry, but I can’t do this.’ I took my gift and left.
“The girl sent me hateful messages on Facebook, including calling me a ‘disrespectful old bitch’ and Rhonda’s bad friend.
“I feel bad that I stormed off and took the gift back if it were to cause so much grief.”
But things escalated even further, with the store clerk stating, “Rhonda threatens to go to HR if I don’t return the gifts and buy nothing else on the ledger (most of the ledger items aren’t. not even for babies) for the pain I have caused.
“Am I a hole ** to take back a gift because I’ve been lied to?” “
Defending his position, one person wrote: “This ‘shower’ is literally the stickiest, stickiest crazy thing, the *** bat I’ve ever heard of.”
While a second commented: “How much do you want to make a bet girl returns all the gifts for the money?”
And a third said, “What did I just read ?? Is this mother real ????? OP (original poster), yeah, definitely let us know about that and please stay away, away from these people.
Others wrote: “This is one of the strangest things I have ever heard of” and accused the coworker of “fraud” for suggesting it was a legitimate baby shower. .
And a reader said, “Wtf is a baby shower without a baby … she just wants free shit for no reason?”
Some have said that the store employee has to go to HR herself.
One wrote: “I would go to HR first and tell them that your coworker is harassing you about gifts for a fake baby shower and asking you to buy presents for her daughter just for the sake of it. fun and lying about her daughter having a baby.
“Rhonda’s behavior is delusional.”
* Rhonda is not her real name