This happened on Christmas, and I've been wondering if I handled this okay or if I was a baddie.
BG: I don't see my brother (DB) very often since he moved away from my city this past summer. He visited DH and I once shortly after he moved. During that visit, I showed him a book that I was reading. I even read him a short excerpt that was particularly funny. He asked to borrow it, but as I was not done reading it, I declined.
Also note, DB is very absent-minded and for lack of a better word...derpy. /BG
On Christmas, I unwrapped my gift from DB and it was the same book I had showed him during his visit a few months prior! I couldn't help but laugh.
Me (laughing): DB, I have this book!
DB: Oh, well I guess I technically picked a good gift because I thought you'd like it.
Me (still laughing): Of course you knew I'd like it. I showed it to you this summer!
DB: I don't remember that.
I handed him back the book, figuring he'd just return it. Later he asked me what I wanted him to do with the book. I told him I don't need 2 copies of the same book, so he could keep it for himself or return it. He told me he bought it more than a month ago so he could no longer return it, and that he'd already read it before he gave it to me. I told him I didn't mind what he did with it, but I don't need it, thanks.
I'm wondering now, was I rude to point out his mistake and refuse his gift?