My brother and I had the same idea...to give my elderly Dad, who often gets the days confused, a watch with he day on it. I live 3000 miles away and my brother lives 30 min away so having the geographical advantage my brother strapped the Timex he bought him on immediately and my watch got essentially forgotten. My Dad didn't even realize he received mine, somehow.
I asked my brother where the watch was that I gave my Dad was, and he told me, and then in the same text he asked me if the housecleaner had given my Dad the watch and my, it seemed so "bulky". How is it my brother knows exactly what I'm talking about yet plays dumb in order to get in a jab?
I just sent him a quick OK, thanks for the info, and made the awkward call to my father offering to return mine if he didn't think he was going to use it. I'm still not sure he has any idea what I'm talking about but I got his caretaker to Fedex it back to me since I'd rather send my Dad $600 worth of something my brother won't feel outdone by, like some nice shirts and sweaters. I asked my Dad if he would like some other gifts that I would love to give him and he said "Yes, sounds good". I'm still not sure he quite gets it but not sure what else to do...I want to give him something he will be allowed to enjoy! WWYD???