No etiquette breeches here! The story about the woman who wanted to exchange her son’s gift just reminded me of this and it has a little bit of a funny twist!
My closet is fairly full of navy, black, brown and a few deep jewel tones – I’m just not a bright, flashy person!
One Christmas, I opened a gift from my mom – a very nice, but very bright, fuchsia tailored jacket. She very adamantly said that if I didn’t like it, she wanted me to exchange it. So I tried it on, and it fit well and was really a very nice gift but as I looked at it in the mirror I said something to the effect that, “It’s really nice, but I might go see if they have it in another color. I just don’ t know if this bright pink is ‘me'”. And as only my dear mother could, she said, “You are absolutely not exchanging that! It looks great on you!”
The rest of the story is that I did keep it, I did wear it and I don’t think I’ve ever owned a piece of clothing that garnered numerous compliments every single time I wore it. (Good call, Mom!) 1128-12
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