The home-warming gift from the landlord of cleaning products and a package of Tim-Tams is causing a heated debate
Landlord gives new tenant a home-warming gift of cleaning products and a Tim-Tams package – and creates a heated debate
- An Australian landlord brought a controversial welcome gift for her new tenant
- The home heating basket contained a series of cleaning products and Tim Tams
- It divided the opinion as to whether the gift was ‘passively aggressive’ or ‘thoughtful’
Opinions are divided on the welcome gift that a landlord has put together for her new tenant.
A photo of the gift basket was posted on the Facebook page of Bunnings Mums Australia and was interpreted as both “thoughtful” and “passively aggressive.”
The woman described the basket as ‘a home-warming gift for a new tenant to keep our renovated unit in good condition’.
An Australian landlord sparked a heated debate after she posted a photo of the home heating gift consisting of cleaning products and Tim Tams that she made for a new tenant
The gift contained a wide range of cleaning products such as detergent, garbage bags and cleaning spray.
Practical items such as toilet paper, air freshener and pegs were also included.
A Tim Tams package was added to complete the collection.
The post quickly led to a debate between group members and gathered hundreds of responses.
A person said, “I hope you left the receipt so they can get a refund for this passive aggressive obstruction.”
Another member asked: “I don’t know? I have been quite offended by this. What happened to flowers or a pot plant? ”
“Now, every time they clean, they will feel your presuming judgment about their cleanliness. I would throw it all away so it didn’t hurt me, “a commentator added.
Others saw the obstacle as a friendly gesture and defended the landlord’s decision.
A mother praised the gift and said, “Such a good way to get the tenant on the right and have the home taken care of for you, well done.”
Another commentator opted for a ‘more positive gesture’.
“Even if they are not products they would use, they can donate them and use their own,” she said.