You need better communication between you and your wife. IMHO you need to sit down and have a heart to heart. I'd tell her that when you bring home bounty for the home front and you give her coins or whatever it is for her collection not to be given away.
About giving things away YOU need to tell them that you get first dibs if they are giving it away. Otherwise you have no say and no recourse.
My dad died a long time ago. I was given his coin collection. Just the other day getting ready to move I found some old coins. One coin alone is worth $1,200. She could have given away a lot of $$$.
I'll have to ask the hubby? brb.
He said no. lol. (I didn't really ask, but I know what he would have said).
i let a buddy borrow a grinder for some time. knew i had to get that back soon or else i probably wouldnt see it again. so i took it back and he bought his own grinder haha you should make them do that or buy you new coins and tv
greedy fuck lol why u mad over some coins and an old tv really? it aint even worth it
"use to play the back block where i rolled my dutchies the store was always free cause i stole my munchies"
The term "Indian Giver" is terrible. The coins I can see you being upset over because they kind of have a sentimental gift hint to them. Plus the person receiving the gift was your s.o. But the TV, you gave it to her. You shouldn't care what she does with it after. And if you think you're going to care what someone does with something after you give it to them, you shouldn't give it to them.
....... and did you clear the lending/gifting of the TV with your wife prior to lending/gifting it? Got to communicate in a marriage and eventually you iron all these sorts of things out and then you don't have to talk to the other person at all. LOL, they just know you like your Burger with cheese and raw onion. BTW you may want to consider not lending things only gifting. Then you don't get upset when the other person fails to remember it wasn't a gift. That's the whole thing behind neither a borrower nor a lender be quote.
When you lend people anything, unless you have explicitly stated "this is to be returned to me immediately upon completion of it satisfying your needs" (lol whatever u know what I mean) you can only be pleasantly surprised when lent item is returned to you. Kinda like money to family & friends, unless you want bitterness, the money is a gift & if it's returned to you, then fantfreakingtastic! The coins, tho...I agree with WinterWoman, you need to have a chat with the Mrs. & make some stuff clear to her & perhaps she can clarify things to you & then all will be well. I wonder tho if that youngster stole that walking libery coin from gramma or grampa's jar of pocket "change"? Not that it matters. But try not to be too upset about it overall, once something leaves your hands by you placing it in another's hands, it's gone. Although I too have experienced the perceived lack of consideration to be sure to return borrowed items in a timely manner or passing them on to someone else without your prior consent...when most are gently confronted it has always been just a simple misunderstanding.
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