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Old 01-03-2009, 12:30 AM   #31
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I think it is their business. Think that I have no control. So I just
Let them do whatever they want to do. Either way, it is really out of my hands. Though they wouldn't let me know it and vice versea.
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It's not a matter of strings attached. When a person creates a special gift, with their own hands for a friend, and the friend thinks so little of the symbolism behind the gift by giving it away, that seems low to me. To then casually tell Janice about it was cruel. It's no wonder to me that she's a former friend.
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It's not a matter of strings attached. When a person creates a special gift, with their own hands for a friend, and the friend thinks so little of the symbolism behind the gift by giving it away, that seems low to me. To then casually tell Janice about it was cruel. It's no wonder to me that she's a former friend.
You got that right, lol. The thing that got me was how she went on how much her mother loved it. She told her mother that she bought it at a speciality florist shop. She told me how much she hated parting with it, but it made such a great Christmas gift and that she "couldn't resist". The kindest and classiest way to handle it would be to ask me to make her mother a basket and to reimburse me. I would have done it for my costs only.

I don't give gifts with strings attached. If that had been a shirt, or anything else that I hadn't put my heart into, I wouldn't have cared. This happened in 2001, and I can still remember being at Mailbox Etc., as they we packing the basket with that popcorn filling and feeling so excited.
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It's not a matter of strings attached. When a person creates a special gift, with their own hands for a friend, and the friend thinks so little of the symbolism behind the gift by giving it away, that seems low to me. To then casually tell Janice about it was cruel. It's no wonder to me that she's a former friend.


I meant when "I" give a gift to someone, it's theirs to keep, give away, or whatever, no strings attached. If you knew how many times my mother-in-law has returned or given away a gift I picked out for her, you would understand my feelings about this kind of situation.
And yes, I agree that it was ill-mannered of Janice's friend to tell her that she gave the gift away after all the time, effort & money that she put into making it. But about all you can do is not give that person such a nice gift in the future.
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You got that right, lol. The thing that got me was how she went on how much her mother loved it. She told her mother that she bought it at a speciality florist shop. She told me how much she hated parting with it, but it made such a great Christmas gift and that she "couldn't resist". The kindest and classiest way to handle it would be to ask me to make her mother a basket and to reimburse me. I would have done it for my costs only.

I don't give gifts with strings attached. If that had been a shirt, or anything else that I hadn't put my heart into, I wouldn't have cared. This happened in 2001, and I can still remember being at Mailbox Etc., as they we packing the basket with that popcorn filling and feeling so excited.

I understand how you feel & it was very ill-mannered of your friend to have done that.
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It's not a matter of strings attached. When a person creates a special gift, with their own hands for a friend, and the friend thinks so little of the symbolism behind the gift by giving it away, that seems low to me. To then casually tell Janice about it was cruel. It's no wonder to me that she's a former friend.

Yes telling Janice was cruel in addition to being tacky esp. when the gift showed so much effort and thought. The best 2nd gift for unappreciative and tacky "friends" is NOTHING.
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Well..... I hate to tell you this but your brother and his wife should have told you and your mom they don't like this restaurant then offer to pay you both back. Plus, at least the cards are being used, unlike millions of gift cards that are probably not used as much.

Thanks for the thought......I am trying my best not to let such petty thoughts overtake my viewpoint in life, it is hard at times, though.
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I'm a regifter but only on stuff that is unused of course and if i believe it will be more useful or beneficial to someone else with that said though i would be very disceet about it and not let the person who gave it to me know. however if its a very personal gift, that someone put time, effort and thought into, i would not regift it. for instance, my stepmom gave me a wizard of oz watch that i DO like but even IF i didn't like it I would still keep it because it was a very special gift to me with her having me in mind when she picked it out and seeing her excitemnt when she gave it to me and watched me unwrap it.
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I always ask for money for christmas or birthday. its lot easy that way. i wouldn't mind gift cards either. i got 25 doallorsworth worth as christmas gift.
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The thing is, I was making the baskets for my family and friends. I e-mailed her pictures, and she loved them. The baskets cost $50+ to make, and I went to Mailbox Etc, to send it to her in Michigan, and that cost me $30. She was so cavalier when she told me too, like it was the thing to do. If I was friendly with her mother, I guess I wouldn't have minded as much.


I would have been. Especially if she liked them so much. I probably would have called you and thanked you and told you how much I loved it. If I wanted one for my mother, I would ask you to make me one and I'd pay for it (including the mailing). If it was too close to Christmas, then wait and give one to mom for her birthday or Mothers' Day.

Maybe she was thinking she was flattering you, but I think she just thought she could get away with an amazing gift for her mom cheaply.
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LOL (inside joke here)

Janice - from now on, get all your gifts ENGRAVED! It might end up costing you a fortune, but at least you know the ingrate CAN'T regift it!



(boy, we DO think alike - I didn't even see your other post before I posted my response).
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