Woman, 18, mocked for asking why wax in burnt candle had 'disappeared'

Nursery teacher, 18, gifted a scented candle by her sister is mocked after texting her at 4am to ask why the wax had ‘disappeared’ when she burnt it

  • Ami Heckermann said ‘no one told her’ wax would disappear when she burnt it
  • Texted sibling claiming she was ‘confused’ and upset that wax had evaporated
  • Sister Charlotte, 21, from Manchester, explained that wax is fuel for candle
  • Admitted she’ll be teasing Ami for years to come and buying her a new candle 

A nursery teacher was left red-faced when her sister publicly shamed her for getting upset that her newly-purchased candle had ‘disappeared’ – because she didn’t realise burning it would evaporate the wax.

Charlotte Heckermann, from Manchester, bought her sister Ami Heckermann a scented wax melting pot and gave her a tealight to burn to release the scent into her room last weekend.

But 18-year-old Ami was horrified to discover the wax in the tealight ‘disappeared’ after burning for four hours, and immediately texted Charlotte claiming she was ‘confused’ and upset.

In a hilarious text exchange, Ami asked her 21-year-old sibling ‘where has the wax in my candle gone?’ and claimed it had ‘disappeared’.

Charlotte Heckermann, from Manchester, pictured left, bought her sister Ami Heckermann (right) a scented wax melting pot and gave her a tealight to burn to release the scent into her room last weekend


Ami was horrified to discover the wax in the tealight ‘disappeared’ after burning for four hours, and immediately texted Charlotte (pictured) claiming she was ‘confused’ and upset

When Charlotte explained ‘that’s what happens’ when you burn a candle, Ami was annoyed that this meant she had to get a new one and bemoaned that her sister ‘didn’t tell [her] this’.

Charlotte said: ‘[It] evaporates. That’s the “fuel” for the candle to burn.’

Ami said: ‘So [I’ve] gotta get a new candle. Didn’t tell me this. Cheers son’s crying.’

When Charlotte asked her why she thought she always put a new candle in, Ami admitted she thought she “had OCD” and then accused her of being a “candle expert”.

Ami admitted she had never burnt candles before and was confused when she discovered the wax had melted in the tealight (pictured)

Ami claims she had never burnt a candle before – and always assumed they lasted after seeing family members pull out the same ones at Christmas every year.

Charlotte shared her sister’s antics online, where it received more than 1,400 likes, shares and comments from amused pals.

Ami, who works as a nursery nurse, said: ‘Charlotte does stuff like that all the time.

‘The smell in my room changed. It was the wax melting, I think. It didn’t smell as strongly anymore.

When Charlotte asked her why she thought she always put a new candle in, Ami admitted she thought she “had OCD” and then accused her of being a “candle expert”. Pictured: the offending tealight and the scented wax melts


When Charlotte explained ‘that’s what happens’ when you burn a candle, Ami was annoyed that this meant she had to get a new one and bemoaned that her sister ‘didn’t tell [her] this’

‘I went over and all the wax was gone. I messaged my sister straight away like, “where’s my candle gone?” I was so confused.

‘I found it funny because most of the comments are something like, “everyone has days like this” or, “I feel like this is something I would do.” That’s the funniest thing.

‘It’s the first time I’ve had a candle to myself. My family have had them but I think they just blow them out. They just blow them out and pull them out again the next year.

‘We’ve had the same candles for about five years. The wax just stayed in. We’d only get them out at Christmas but even then it would just be for a couple of hours, or we’d have fake ones.

‘I will definitely go out and get some more candles now. My room smelled lovely.’ 

Ami (left with Charlotte) claims she had never burnt a candle before – and always assumed they lasted after seeing family members pull out the same ones at Christmas every year

Charlotte, who works as a salon manager, said: ‘I thought it was common sense but clearly not. It made me laugh. Anything to take the p*** out of my sister – I’m only joking.

‘I bought her a melt pot, one of these things where you put a candle in the bottom and a melt wax in the top. I bought her some melts as well that are my favourite smell.

‘She didn’t have any candles so I gave her a candle. That’s when, that night, she texted me at 4 o’clock in the morning and said, “are you awake?” I thought she was joking. I asked her if she was being serious. She said, “Yes, I’m being serious, where’s it gone?”.

‘She likes the melts that I always buy so she wanted them, but she didn’t realise you have to get more candles.

‘I was a bit confused myself as I didn’t understand how she didn’t know. I thought it was common sense that she would have known, so I was laughing to myself in bed.

‘She is quite clever, so I don’t know why she didn’t realise. She is very witty and comical most of the time. I’ll be teasing her about it for years to come. She’ll be getting a candle for her birthday.’

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