What’s Happened to “Thank You”?
Call me old fashioned, I don’t mind, but I do expect a “thank you” if I give someone a gift or send them unexpected items. If I am there to handover the gift in person and the recipient says thanks; that’s fine. However, I must admit to being fed up of not getting a thanks if I send gifts. It’s rude. My friends two girls, Naomi and Rheanna, send hand written thank you’s for Christmas and Birthdays. Although now they are over 18, I only buy for special birthdays. Maybe I’ll buy them just to get the joy of a thank you note.
I know people will say that we don’t give to receive or for my own benefit but to me it is just plain manners. In today’s world with the numerous methods of communication it doesn’t have to be a written note (although I am sure The Lady will say it should be) but a text, or an email, a message on Facebook or a Tweet. You don’t even have to speak to me. A thank you for your present is enough. Add “I liked it or even didn’t like it/didnt’ get it” then you are in a better position for the next gift to be something you will appreciate.
I have decided that for those who don’t say thank you I will assume that my gift wasn’t appreciated and another one is not necessary. One way to cut down on gift shopping!
Bah humbug and all that.