Okay, I'm put in a bit of a spot, and even my grand unit wasn't much help.
BF's mom surprised me for Christmas by buying me a brand new set of dishes. BF has 2 sets of Currier & Ives dishes that I can not stand. She knew that, and really tried to do something for me that would make me soooo happy, and she succeeded.
The Problem?? I haven't done Christmas with my family, and I picked up my sister from my mom the other day, I told her how excited I was about the dishes - she got pissy, and said "I know. I bought you a 16 piece set of dishes. Red, terra cotta dishes". Then proceeded to basically tell me I needed to return the dishes BF's mom bought me, that it was "in my best interest".
First off, I can't handle red - it makes me crazy. I'm an earth element, and red symbolizes fire - fire tears up earth. That's pretty much exactly what it does to me, and she knows it - so why in God's name would she buy me red dishes??
Second, she knew two weeks ago that BF's mom bought me dishes, BF told her! She could've returned them, or told me about it, given me a gift receipt and let me return it for something that would make me equally as happy.
How am I supposed to not offend someone?? I'm a little bit put off by my mom's response, and I just don't want to hurt anyone.