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Diane AKA Traska

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Re: Giving PA people what they "want" (Stories!)
« Reply #285 on: December 19, 2012, 09:24:03 AM »
Dad was an avid gardener so a 50 pound bag of denatured cow manure was a useful and appreciated gift.  He also liked honey on his toast so a big jar of premium honey also got put to good use.  He enjoyed both the gifts and the joke.

Don't get those two things mixed up....

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Re: Giving PA people what they "want" (Stories!)
« Reply #286 on: December 19, 2012, 10:38:37 AM »
Dad was an avid gardener so a 50 pound bag of denatured cow manure was a useful and appreciated gift.  He also liked honey on his toast so a big jar of premium honey also got put to good use.  He enjoyed both the gifts and the joke.

Don't get those two things mixed up....

No kidding!
Honey makes *lousy* fertilizer.

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Re: Giving PA people what they "want" (Stories!)
« Reply #287 on: December 19, 2012, 11:52:50 AM »
My cantankerous grandma re-gifts everything we give her.  Last year it was Keurig coffee maker she gave to a friend!!!  This year we gave her only consumable items like biscotti, teas, olives and salami on a pretty inlaid tray.

What did she comment?  "What am I going to do with this tray?"  Ummm...how about, serve food on it?   ::)   Seriously, only gift cards from now on...or maybe only a card...
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Re: Giving PA people what they "want" (Stories!)
« Reply #288 on: December 19, 2012, 12:03:20 PM »
My cantankerous grandma re-gifts everything we give her.  Last year it was Keurig coffee maker she gave to a friend!!!  This year we gave her only consumable items like biscotti, teas, olives and salami on a pretty inlaid tray.

What did she comment?  "What am I going to do with this tray?"  Ummm...how about, serve food on it?   ::)   Seriously, only gift cards from now on...or maybe only a card...

Or maybe you should call her up and say "Gran, we want to give you a lovely Thingamajig for Christmas this year. Which of your lucky friends shall we forward it to?"  >:D

Okay so I'm joking, but it's fun to think about, eh?!

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Re: Giving PA people what they "want" (Stories!)
« Reply #289 on: December 19, 2012, 12:11:26 PM »
My cantankerous grandma re-gifts everything we give her.  Last year it was Keurig coffee maker she gave to a friend!!!  This year we gave her only consumable items like biscotti, teas, olives and salami on a pretty inlaid tray.

What did she comment?  "What am I going to do with this tray?"  Ummm...how about, serve food on it?   ::)   Seriously, only gift cards from now on...or maybe only a card...

Or maybe you should call her up and say "Gran, we want to give you a lovely Thingamajig for Christmas this year. Which of your lucky friends shall we forward it to?"  >:D

Okay so I'm joking, but it's fun to think about, eh?!

Ha, ha!  Very tempting...   >:D

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Re: Giving PA people what they "want" (Stories!)
« Reply #290 on: December 19, 2012, 02:06:10 PM »
And that is why we no longer give gifts to people older than 18, unless it is work (or a social club) related. My family members have everything they could possibly need, and I was tired of seeing gifts re-gifted or unused for years. Certain people would even take their partner's gifts and use them!

We had tasteful photo books made for the grandparents and one aunt. Everyone else got a card and picture of DS.
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Re: Giving PA people what they "want" (Stories!)
« Reply #291 on: December 19, 2012, 03:37:52 PM »
^^^  Ah!  Well, in that case weren't you ever tempted (as a child of course, before Ehell affiliation) to respond to her like this?

Grandma:  *sigh*  "Now is the time for me to die."
You:  "Okay."

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Or glance at your watch.

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Re: Giving PA people what they "want" (Stories!)
« Reply #292 on: December 19, 2012, 04:04:43 PM »
^^^  Ah!  Well, in that case weren't you ever tempted (as a child of course, before Ehell affiliation) to respond to her like this?

Grandma:  *sigh*  "Now is the time for me to die."
You:  "Okay."

 >:D
Or glance at your watch.

 :) :D ;D

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Re: Giving PA people what they "want" (Stories!)
« Reply #293 on: December 19, 2012, 05:18:25 PM »
^^^  Ah!  Well, in that case weren't you ever tempted (as a child of course, before Ehell affiliation) to respond to her like this?

Grandma:  *sigh*  "Now is the time for me to die."
You:  "Okay."

 >:D
Or glance at your watch.

 :) :D ;D

I can just see myself brightly announcing: "9:43 it is then!"
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Re: Giving PA people what they "want" (Stories!)
« Reply #294 on: December 19, 2012, 07:12:16 PM »
Better yet: "9:43?  I win the betting pool!"

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Re: Giving PA people what they "want" (Stories!)
« Reply #295 on: December 19, 2012, 10:57:25 PM »
  Certain people would even take their partner's gifts and use them!
 

Hmm...I guess I don't see what's wrong about that. 

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Re: Giving PA people what they "want" (Stories!)
« Reply #296 on: December 20, 2012, 02:12:35 AM »
  Certain people would even take their partner's gifts and use them!
 

Hmm...I guess I don't see what's wrong about that.

Nope, me neither. DH and I use each others' gifts all the time.
 
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Re: Giving PA people what they "want" (Stories!)
« Reply #297 on: December 20, 2012, 04:56:47 AM »
As long as the other person is okay with it, I don't really see the problem either.  :)  Or an appliance that belongs to one person, but everyone uses.

Back in High School, I had a couple "friends" who acted PA when I wouldn't let them mooch off of me.  It was sort of my own fault, because I got into the habit of saying yes when I was asked if they could have something, if I could pay for something, or if they could borrow something.  I'll admit that it wasn't because I was particularly generous; I didn't like being bugged when I said no, nor did I like being called mean and greedy behind my back just because I didn't want to share what I had.  I went without lunch a couple times when a "friend" said that she didn't have money for lunch, and I found out that she just wanted to save up the lunch money that her parents gave her so that she would have more spending money.  She admitted this when I spotted her putting a dollar in the snack machine (lunch is more than a dollar, and she wanted a candy bar.  ::) ).  Um, no.  I need to eat too, and I'm not going without lunch just because you're saving up for a new purse. 

The next time she asked me for some "spare change", I said no.  She said, "Ugh, fine...I guess I'll start going without lunch myself, then."  I said, "Whatever makes you happy."  She went on a rant about how she "needed" the new purse, how I couldn't possibly understand because I don't pay attention to fashion, and that it wouldn't hurt me to go without lunch because I could stand to lose a few pounds.  Hahaha...not the way to get on my good side.  It was an automatic no after that, and I was badmouthed for a week or so before it died down.  I lost a "friend", and gained some self respect.
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Re: Giving PA people what they "want" (Stories!)
« Reply #298 on: December 20, 2012, 09:56:51 AM »
  Certain people would even take their partner's gifts and use them!
 

Hmm...I guess I don't see what's wrong about that.

Give someone a gift card and their partner another gift card, and while one is away, the partner takes both gift cards and uses them. Repeated behavior. I no longer give them gift cards.
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Re: Giving PA people what they "want" (Stories!)
« Reply #299 on: December 20, 2012, 11:46:59 AM »
As long as the other person is okay with it, I don't really see the problem either.  :)  Or an appliance that belongs to one person, but everyone uses.

Back in High School, I had a couple "friends" who acted PA when I wouldn't let them mooch off of me.  It was sort of my own fault, because I got into the habit of saying yes when I was asked if they could have something, if I could pay for something, or if they could borrow something.  I'll admit that it wasn't because I was particularly generous; I didn't like being bugged when I said no, nor did I like being called mean and greedy behind my back just because I didn't want to share what I had.  I went without lunch a couple times when a "friend" said that she didn't have money for lunch, and I found out that she just wanted to save up the lunch money that her parents gave her so that she would have more spending money.  She admitted this when I spotted her putting a dollar in the snack machine (lunch is more than a dollar, and she wanted a candy bar.  ::) ).  Um, no.  I need to eat too, and I'm not going without lunch just because you're saving up for a new purse. 

The next time she asked me for some "spare change", I said no.  She said, "Ugh, fine...I guess I'll start going without lunch myself, then."  I said, "Whatever makes you happy."  She went on a rant about how she "needed" the new purse, how I couldn't possibly understand because I don't pay attention to fashion, and that it wouldn't hurt me to go without lunch because I could stand to lose a few pounds.  Hahaha...not the way to get on my good side.  It was an automatic no after that, and I was badmouthed for a week or so before it died down.  I lost a "friend", and gained some self respect.

Good riddance to bad rubbish.  If she would just totally die without the purse, she could give up her lunches and snacks for it.