1. tyrelian's Avatar
    My good friend and i have been talking about the watch since the announcement. We've been arguing back and forth over pebble and the new pebble that was announced this morning, she's a marketer and i'm in networking so we always have these form over function and marketing arguments. So after going back and forth this whole morning, she says "I'm going to buy you the watch!".

    I'm dumbfounded, should I accept?
    02-24-2015 04:08 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I don't know. Should you? What do you think you ought to do?
    BreakingKayfabe likes this.
    02-24-2015 04:10 PM
  3. sanibel's Avatar
    It's not a marriage proposal...
    02-24-2015 04:19 PM
  4. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    The next step is you take her out to dinner!

    Sent from my ancient iPhone 5 (no longer trustworthy)
    hydrogen3 likes this.
    02-24-2015 05:01 PM
  5. iEd's Avatar
    Take the watch leave the Canolis

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    Last edited by iEd; 02-24-2015 at 06:19 PM.
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    02-24-2015 06:04 PM
  6. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Take the watch leave the Canolis

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    A simple, "Wow, thank you so much!". Then go put the watch on eBay.

    Sent from my ancient iPhone 5 (no longer trustworthy)
    02-24-2015 09:05 PM
  7. qbnkelt's Avatar
    I would not take an expensive gift from a friend unless he/she is a "friend with benefits" and even then only if it's clear that it's simply an acceptance of a gift.
    02-25-2015 02:49 PM
  8. 50ShadesofDroidx's Avatar
    Its a trap! Run
    02-25-2015 03:06 PM
  9. iEd's Avatar
    My girlfriend gave me a Watch once. ONCE!!

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    02-25-2015 03:18 PM
  10. anon8433722's Avatar
    If I was in your shoes, I would politely decline the offer.

    1. You never want to dip your pen in the company ink.
    2. Expensive gifts are not commonly given out to co-workers in this manner. Seems quid pro quo is at hand.

    When I go to the office, I do so to work. I earn a living and I am not out to make friends. If I happen to befriend someone, that's great. But they are work friends, and I put up boundaries. Will I spot them a $10 bill for lunch if they forgot? Yes. Will I buy them a watch made by Apple? No.

    I may eat lunch alone and enjoy the company of solitude during my breaks, but it sure beats the complications associated with the personal lives and drama my co-workers seem to foster.
    02-26-2015 12:16 PM
  11. Dave Marsh's Avatar
    I agree, wamsille. I went to work to work. I didn't want the intrigue of office politics and socialization threatening my income source. Some jobs may mandate an ongoing social interaction as part of the job. Mine never did, so I avoided them.
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    02-27-2015 02:50 AM
  12. tyrelian's Avatar
    She doesn't work for my company, she's in marketing class at Uni
    02-28-2015 12:25 PM
  13. boovish's Avatar
    I say go for it. Just make sure to tell her that she must be hallucinating if she thinks you're going to buy her an Watch
    03-01-2015 08:31 AM
  14. pr1nce's Avatar
    What do you want to do?
    03-01-2015 09:10 AM
  15. Microcosmos's Avatar
    If you're asking the question here, you probably already know the idea is not a good one. If it's too good to be true, its probably a turd. Trust your gut and don't try to put shine on the turd. Unless you are REALLY good friends and you have plans to reciprocate, this could turn out stinky for both of you.
    03-01-2015 12:35 PM

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