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So my third year anniversary with my girlfriend is coming up in two weeks, and normally the two of us celebrate in a rather modest fashion (e.g. we go out to eat, give each other some small gifts, and typically just spend the day together), but this year is different. I could tell for a few weeks now that she has been acting particularly different; more specifically she has been rather giddy about the gift she got me. Generally, when it comes to her and gifts, she tends to go for things that are more sentimental rather than a “cool” factor. But anyway, I could tell something was different this time.
A day or two ago she started asking me if I had any idea what she had gotten me/ was planning on getting me, and I had no clue. So I decided to ask a few questions, and she gave me a few hints here and there. To get to the point, I really had no idea either way what she had gotten me. Then today out of the blue, she asked me if I was still considering getting an iPod Touch, and I told her probably not, I really didn’t have the money to spend it on something that I felt I wouldn’t get a ton of use out of (I already own a 120 gb zune). She really didn’t say much after that, and I didn’t think anything of it at the time.
Now this is where things get interesting (sort of). I decided to hop on her computer and check shoryuken and my Facebook. To my surprise, she had forgotten to close one of her windows on her computer, and suddenly everything started to make more sense. It was a notification from Best Buy saying that her transaction had been completed, and that her item, a 32 gb Ipod Touch was being on its way. At first I could hardly keep myself from smiling, but then suddenly a feeling of horror and even sadness came over me. I soon realized that I have practically no money to spend on her. I have a number of bills I have to pay this month, and the way things are looking, theres no way I will be able to come close to what she spent on me (which was almost 300 dollars).
Anyway, it just sort of sucks. We never really spend that much on each other for gifts, so now that she has, I kind of feel like I need to do the same, but there’s just no possible way I can do it. :-p In conclusion, thanks for taking the time to read this wall of text, and if anybody has any suggestions that would be great, other wise thanks again.
tl;dr version: GF bought me an expensive gift, i have no money to buy her anything even close to the same amount for our anniversary.