Birthday girl's special day is coming up. I go in and out of shops for a couple of hours one afternoon, and finally I find it....the perfect gift! Now, a card. Stand in front of the card cases and look at approximately 20 cards until I find the one that says it best. At home, I write a nice little note wishing her a great day and wish I could be there to celebrate. Wrap the box, load it down with lots of packing tape, just in case some careless worker or broken sorting machine doesn't rip it open by accident. Off to the Post Office, stand in line for 10 minutes only to be greeted by a grumpy postal worker, then off it goes. Three days before her special day. Pat myself on the back for actually getting out in more than enough time to reach her by her birthday.
One week passes, then another. No word. "Did she get it?" I ask myself. I'll give it another few days. Still no word. So, I decide to email her mom. "Oh, yes....she LOVES it, she's been wearing it every day!"
She loves it, huh!! Well, whoop-di-f**ing-do!! I'm so glad she's enjoying it. It would have been nice to find that out without having to write to see if she even received it. Not to mention....no THANK YOU!
Has this scenario ever happened to you? Well, it happens too often to me. Is it the child's fault? I don't think so. If a child isn't taught to say thank you, they won't. In my opinion, it is the parent's responsibility to teach their children manners and respect, but in too many cases these days, that's just not happening.
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