Man dumbfounded by wife’s secret way of paying for his birthday present: ‘Serious red flag’

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A man can’t believe how his wife got the money to buy him an expensive gift. 

He shared the incident on Reddit’s “Am I the A******” forum. His wife bought him a Rolex watch for his birthday. He assumed she had saved up for it. But when he took a closer look at his bank statements, it was more like he bought the watch for himself. 

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“My wife and I have been married for two years,” he explained. “I recently noticed after reviewing bank statements that she’s been buying my birthday gifts with my money for the past two years (didn’t notice the first year since it was not super expensive). We have a shared account to pay bills but then we also have our individual credit/debit cards for personal expenses. She’s an authorized user on my credit card but she’ll only use it if I ask her to buy something for me such as work clothes. She bought me a Rolex watch this year for my birthday and I felt bad since I didn’t get her anything nearly as expensive as a birthday gift and I told her she shouldn’t have. I also wondered how she could afford it unless she’s been saving.” 

But he discovered what really happened when his credit card wasn’t accepted at a cafe.

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“One day I was attempting to buy a coffee before heading to work and my card was declined,” he wrote. “I called the bank and they told me why they blocked the purchase. After reviewing the online statement it does show the watch on my account and that’s not my usual spending habits. I talked to my wife about it and she said, ‘I thought I used the shared account, I must’ve pulled out the wrong card by accident. I’m sorry.’ I tell her to return it because it’s an unnecessary expense and she told me, ‘Just keep it, you can afford it. You know you wanted one anyway. Please appreciate me wanting to do something nice for you.'” 

Reddit users thought the wife’s behavior was shady. 

“This is a huge violation of trust,” one person said

“Serious red flag,” another wrote

“Return the watch and get your money back,” someone commented

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