(Closed) does it hurt to say thank you?

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
7561 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

That’s weird. Just an excuse to cross her off you list next year though!

Post # 4
3141 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Ask her directly if she liked it don’t be passive aggressive. If he is a teenager I can say honestly she is probably too wrapped up in herself. Communicate that you felt hurt by her lack of response 

Post # 5
4046 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Some people were just not raised to say thanks, or write a thank you card, or really acknowledge gifts. Yes, its not the right way, but I can say when I was a teen (especially as a shy teen). it would not have occurred to me to reach out and say thanks. My parents would have been oblivious and not encouraged me either. When I think about it now, its kind of embarrassing that I was a bit rude back then!

Post # 6
3267 posts
Sugar bee

Good news.  I almost like not getting thanked so that I won’t waste my time next year getting them anything.

I do not continue to buy for people who are clearly burdened by my gift.


Post # 8
2999 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I hate when people do this!  You shouldn’t be expecting a gift, I don’t have to get you a gift, I took the time, thought, and money to get you a gift so the least you could do is say thank you!  It’s not about the money or how expensive the gift is it’s that you THOUGHT about and cared about her enough to get her a gift.  Don’t waste your time and money on this broad next year!

Post # 9
4284 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@ChocolateLime:  My SIL is the same way. We always make sure we pay them a visit on their b days as well as their kids with a card and gift. I didn’t get anything this year. Finally on Christmas they bought my Darling Husband a birthday gift and gave me mine as well. It wouldn’t normally bother me, like you I could care less if I get gifts. A nice home made card from the kids would have been wonderful. It’s the point that she does it on purpose to be mean… Sorry you had this happen to you 🙁

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