Is it the thought that counts?

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  1. Mem

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    I don't mean the thought itself. If you think of getting someone something and don't the thought is worthless.

    It should be it's the gift that counts.

    Anyway, I always appreciate any gifts I get even if it's something that I don't need, want or won't use.

    Earlier this month for my Birthday I got a pair of winter gloves. I have a pair of gloves that are in good shape, I have a pair from 2 winters ago as a gift and now this is my second back up.

    So do you appreciate the effort of a gift or do you resent it when you dislike or don't need an item?
     
  2. D_golden parachute

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    Well if they put genuine thought into it then you can hardly hate it

    but if it's just some thing they got last minute for the sake of buying a gift, there's no point
     
  3. Northland

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    Of course it's the thought. Nobody owes anybody anything in the way of gift giving.
     
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    Did it not occur to you they didn't know you already had 2 pairs of gloves? :confused::rolleyes: Is there a law saying you must wear out one pair befor wearing the next? Maybe its a chick thing but I like to keep a coordinating pair of gloves in each coat. If they are a womens size 8.5 send them my way. :tongue:

    Sheesh, be grateful they thought of you at all.
     
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    I'm grateful for people who think of me, tangible gifts as well as those of friendship, love and sex.
     
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    It is the thought that counts. If it wasn't, I would have disowned everyone I know, including family members.

    I know I am extremely hard to buy for so often I will request donations to a charity or something like that in my name for the holidays.
     
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    I am always grateful when somebody thinks enough of me to buy me a gift. Today I got lots of nice stuff, none of which I needed, some of which was not quite what I asked for. Know what? I'm keeping it all and I'm going to savor the time I got to spend with people who loved me enough to go in a store and spend their money on me. It's great!
     
  8. Osiris

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    Friendship and love you got, the sex part...

    My wife would kill me and I can't get any decent flights up to Canada today. DAMN! :biggrin1:
     
  9. IntoxicatingToxin

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    For the most part, it is the thought that counts... unless I can quite obviously tell that there was no thought on their part, then it just bothers me. Like if my best friend got me something that she KNOWS I wouldn't like, or have absolutely no use for, such as a wine rack or something. I don't freakn drink wine!
     
  10. viking1

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    It is the thought that counts will nearly all social interactions...
     
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    I'm at an age and a point in my life where, in general, if I want something, I can buy it for myself. I don't expect people to get me anything, and if they do, I think it's really nice. If it's something thoughtful that I know they really put their heads into, it's even nicer. But really, I'd rather people shower my little boy with gifts-- he appreciates them more than I do.
     
  12. D_Kay_Sarah_Sarah

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    It pisses me off when people dont teach there kids to appreciate gifts or even say thank you for then. Ive got a few friends and relatives kids i haven't bought for this year for that exact reason
     
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