Post # 1
So do any of you get wierd questions about your registry…?
Like…. “Do you really want that kitchenaid mixer in THAT color? I don’t think it would go well with your kitchen… Can I get you a black one instead?” Uh sure I guess…
Just venting I guess/looking for some hive support 🙂
Post # 3
People are so rude. I would never think in a million years to say things like this to someone.
I would just say, we picked these things for a reason. That’s why it’s called a registry ;o)
Post # 4
I’d just respond with “You can get me any color but I’ll probably end up exchanging it for the one I want anyway.”
People are just so inconsiderate sometimes. These items are things you chose for a reason! Not so they can try to change your mind or give you unnecessary comments about them.
Post # 5
They’re probably asking that because you can get a $200 and $250 version in white black and silver whereas with the color versions I don’t think you can. Maybe red. They’re probably trying to get a cheaper version on this one… in this instance I don’t think they’re being rude.
Post # 6
People have no manners and in those cases sometimes all you can say is “sure”!! I’d just accept it w/ a receipt (hopefully attached) and exchange it for the color you want. I guess we can’t complain about gifts right, at least we’re getting them!!
Post # 7
Even though the questions ARE rude, you should just ignore them. People don’t have to buy gifts, and if they get you a different color than you like, than just make sure that they include a gift receipt, or exchange it for the one you want. They probably don’t have the same taste. Don’t take it personal. 🙂
Post # 8
Ugh! This kind of thing really bothers me, and I don’t know why people feel the need to make such comments! I once had a friend tell me, “Oh yeah, I didn’t like anything on your regustry, so I’m buying your gift from someplace else. I hope you like it because they don’t take returns!”
Gee, that’s funny, I thought we created a registry because it was stuff WE wanted, not what YOU wanted.
Oy vey! Oh well, there’s always someone in the bunch, you know?
Post # 9
I’ve heard a few rude comments here and there. Mr. EMG likes to do the cooking and he likes reallllllly super nice stuff…so all of our kitchen stuff is about $150 and up. People from my family have assumed that I’ve registered for all of the cooking stuff and have made very rude remarks about it and one cousin of mine made a comment about how I obviously didn’t know a thing about cooking for registering for All Clad pots, that they were such a waste of money and that she would buy me the pots and pans she felt like I would need and use. My mom who heard the entire thing, told her to save her money and quit being so rude, that when it came down to it, no one was asking her to purchase our pots and pans or anything off our registry for that matter. To finish off my mom explained to her that my mister did all of the cooking and he registered for all of the good stuff, which was shocking to her because she’s a very traditional hispanic woman (stays at home, does all the cooking and cleaning and can’t believe women today would ever allow a man to cook a meal). I’m glad I didn’t hear her comments…I don’t think I would have responded very nicely 🙂
Post # 10
Thanks for the support, girls! I did tell her “sure!” when she asked. But afterwards, I was just kinda having the usual registry guilt and feeling bad for even giving the comment a second thought.
Post # 11
You register in order to specify exactly what YOU want. No one pretends they NEED anything off the registry. I would just say, “we registered for our tastes” and leave it at that.