You gave your friend a cheap lottery ticket as a birthday gift (Thinking it won't win anyway but its the thought that counts), but then it won $100000, What action would you take? (This friend is also stingy so don't like to share)
1,061 deviants saidCongratulate them, its a gift for them afterall.
367 deviants saidCongratulate them, but then ask if you can have some of their winnings
65 deviants saidOthers
36 deviants saidEnd the friendship right there.
15 deviants saidAsk for the gift back. Tell them you'll give them something else instead.
If I knew this friend were stingy and doesn't like to share then I wouldn't have bought them the lottery ticket in the first place, regardless of whether or not I think the odds of winning were zero. However, should this actually happen then I'd congratulate them and leave it at that. I'd be glad that the cheap ticket I bought actually had a greater value to it than expected. And let them be stingy, so long as they don't rub their winnings in my face.
I'd be pretty damn pissed and depressed at the same time. Oh. Time to turn to a alcohol/internet zombie! Just kidding about the alcohol part. I'm too young to drink. Although, if I could buy the lottery, than I'd be old enough to drink...
You should be happy for him, the second you gave that ticket you had no rights or ownership to anything related to it anymore. If he would LOSE money through it you would tell him you would pay for that so why would you think you deserve some of the winnings?
I would congratulate them and expect them to be very kindhearted and think of it from my point of view and offer me if not money, something I really wanted and buy it for me with part of those money. If they don't do that. I will wait a few years and afford to throw that right into their face whenever I find appropriate. It's mean and cold, but that's how things have to work to prevent harming the bonds.
A gift is a gift. I mean chances are the fact I even gave them the ticket (I wouldn't give out tickets but if I did) is so that I wanted/hoping for them to win something because I thought they deserved it. So I'd be happy for them.
I would congratulate them then look disheartened because I am broke, but not outright ask for any of the winnings. Just look pathetic and hope they feel bad enough to share since you got them the ticket in the first place.
I'd congratulate them and not even bring up the thought of splitting it...BUT, on the inside, i would hope they would at least treat me to dinner or something. If they didn't, I'd say that's pretty un-friendly--especially because if I'm buying them a present in the first place chances are we are somewhat close friends. I ever won the lottery I know I'd be giving my close friends something, so I guess if they didn't share even a penny of it then I would know the kind of person they are.
Either way---even if they did share--I would be very jealous for a very long time.
I would ask for some natuarly, if they said no it'd be the end of it. If they were a DICK about it I would just stop being their friend saying "Well obviously you're greatful for the money, but you're not greatful enough for the friendship you mother fucker!" If they were a REEEEAL asshole and was trying to yell at me while I was walking awhile I would sock them in the jaw and say "Well, you don't deserve this either!!"
... Now the real question would be if I can outrun them or not..."If I can't have it, NOBODY CAN!" -eats ticket, laughs manically-
It belongs to them 100%. I would not ask for any of it, but I would feel disappointed about them not wanting share with anybody. They are probably not the kind of person I would want to keep around in my life, so I'd probably distance my self from that individual. Not that I would ever buy someone a lotto ticket.
I'd hate my life secretly for a day, but im a nice girl and I'd really hate to clash with friends or anyone because that would make my life much worse so I'd definitely congratulate them since it is my gift. In fact I'd probably feel glad since my gift was actually useful, and doesn't make it seem like a piece of junk I was gonna throw out but being a cheap-ass, giving it away as a 'gift' lollll