"DON'T GET ME A GIFT" - DO THEY MEAN IT?

The Hawk & Tom Show

December 14, 2020
The Hawk & Tom Show
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It's been a crazy year and money's tight.  But when someone says, "DON'T get me a gift," what do they really mean?

Someone gave 25,000 Americans a few different options to choose from.   Here's how they answered:

 

1.  Does it mean, "I really don't want a gift, and I'll be upset if you get me one"?  9% said yes, that's what it means.
 

2.  Does it mean, "I don't want a gift, but I WON'T be upset if you get me one"?  That was the #1 answer by far with 46% of the vote.
 

3.  "I DO want a gift, but I won't be angry if I don't get one."  18% of the vote.
 

4.  "I do want a gift, and I WILL be angry if I don't get one."  6% agreed.  So 1 in 17 people think "don't get me a gift" means the exact OPPOSITE of that.  (The remaining 21% either didn't answer or said it means something else.)

 

 

(YouGov)