There is a family across the street from us with whom we never have had more than a hello-in-passing relationship. We know they have a daughter around high school age and a son somewhere in college, but that is about all.
Yesterday, our doorbell rang. The daughter was on our porch with three of her friends. She told me that since we had not yet given her her graduation present, and she wanted to go shopping that morning, we could just give her the $100 right then. She was serious. I didn’t even know she had graduated as we never had received any invitation or announcement regarding it.
I asked her why she thought I was going to give her $100, to which she replied that that was what most other people had given her as presents.
She left our porch surprised and disappointed and without $100 – although I am considering presenting her with an etiquette book for the totally clueless. 0711-10
I’d give her the etiquette book with a voucher for $100.00 redeemable by you hidden among the pages.