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Old 09-09-2021, 06:28 PM   #1
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2 weddings and 2 graduations . . Gifts for each event . . 1 thank you note . . What am I missing here? . . My next gift will be $50 less the cost of a box of thank you notes, stamps, and a pen that I'll throw in . . You're welcome . . Dammit
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Old 09-09-2021, 06:30 PM   #2
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2 weddings and 2 graduations . . Gifts for each event . . 1 thank you note . . What am I missing here?
I'll play....You are missing 3 Thank You notes.
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Old 09-09-2021, 06:31 PM   #3
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Did they say thank you at the events and afterwards??

If so, what does card that says thank you matter?
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Old 09-09-2021, 06:33 PM   #4
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I'll play....You are missing 3 Thank You notes.
Dats right . . But I'm making it easier for them to put a positive spin on the process . .
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Old 09-09-2021, 06:36 PM   #5
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Did they say thank you at the events and afterwards??

If so, what does card that says thank you matter?
No . . I sent the gifts . . And takin the time to send a card exhibits a little respect . .

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Old 09-09-2021, 06:46 PM   #6
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If that’s all I had to complain about today I’d sit down and be thankful!
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Old 09-09-2021, 06:48 PM   #7
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If that’s all I had to complain about today I’d sit down and be thankful!
. . . Never mind . . .
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Old 09-09-2021, 07:46 PM   #8
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It’s basically the new way of being entitled.
My grandson bought a new to him .45 but couldn’t find (or couldn’t afford) any ammo, so, being me, I sent him a box of 100.
Wouldn’t even know he got them if he hadn’t signed for them.
But guess what…….


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Old 09-09-2021, 07:49 PM   #9
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Another sign of the times. I sent everyone who came to my graduation a thank you regardless of whether or not they gave me anything. I was born 50 years too late though.
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Old 09-09-2021, 07:58 PM   #10
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Another sign of the times. I sent everyone who came to my graduation a thank you regardless of whether or not they gave me anything. I was born 50 years too late though.
But somewhere along the line you got the key . . You are a rare example of manners . . Thanks . . All is not lost . .
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Old 09-09-2021, 07:58 PM   #11
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I'm hoping my Grandkids are being raised different. Times are changing for sure.
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Old 09-09-2021, 08:07 PM   #12
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Sadly (IMO) those ways are dying. When I was a kid my mother would not let me go out and play after Christmas and birthdays until I’d hand written a thank you note for every gift. I hated it and the importance of it didn’t sink in for many years. My wife was raised the same way and we did the same thing with our boys. I still do it but don’t expect it from others anymore and haven’t in a long time. It used to be common manners like tipping your hat or standing for ladies but it is now a relic of another time. I’m not going to get worked up over it. Not a big deal I guess but I believe manners are an important building block of civil society

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Old 09-09-2021, 09:14 PM   #13
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In today's world, if you get a "thanks" at the wedding, don't be surprised that you don't get a "note". Face -to-face thank-you means more than a card, plus it cost the receiver money for cards and postage. And a "hug" at the next meeting means they are appreciative.
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Old 09-09-2021, 09:17 PM   #14
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If that’s all I had to complain about today I’d sit down and be thankful!
Does the note go to yourself? Or…..
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Old 09-09-2021, 09:31 PM   #15
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In today's world, if you get a "thanks" at the wedding, don't be surprised that you don't get a "note". Face -to-face thank-you means more than a card, plus it cost the receiver money for cards and postage. And a "hug" at the next meeting means they are appreciative.
But what if they are gifted by their boss or someone else who is influential in their success? . .
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Old 09-09-2021, 09:44 PM   #16
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But somewhere along the line you got the key . . You are a rare example of manners . . Thanks . . All is not lost . .
Oh don't worry, I'm a jerk in many ways, just not quite an entitled one, and not as much as when I was younger
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Old 09-09-2021, 09:46 PM   #17
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Oh don't worry, I'm a jerk in many ways, just not quite an entitled one, and not as much as when I was younger
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Old 09-09-2021, 09:56 PM   #18
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Proper Etiquette is inside 2 months.
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Old 09-09-2021, 10:52 PM   #19
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That may be my wife's #1 peeve. We gave our home builder's son a large box of salmon flies as he was just getting started into fly fishing and was going to spend the summer in Alaska. He not only sent a thank you note he sent photos of the salmon he caught on them. What a great young man.
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Old 09-09-2021, 11:08 PM   #20
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That may be my wife's #1 peeve. We gave our home builder's son a large box of salmon flies as he was just getting started into fly fishing and was going to spend the summer in Alaska. He not only sent a thank you note he sent photos of the salmon he caught on them. What a great young man.
That's it in a nutshell . . Thanks to those that raised him . . All is not lost . .
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Old 09-10-2021, 07:27 AM   #21
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you are not alone.....this has been my experience with people these days also.

Is it a sign there is no gratitude in their hearts?
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Old 09-10-2021, 11:47 AM   #22
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you are not alone.....this has been my experience with people these days also.

Is it a sign there is no gratitude in their hearts?
Bingo . .
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Old 09-10-2021, 12:06 PM   #23
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Off topic maybe but I like the way the young grocery store clerks respond when YOU say thank you. Some will say “ No Problem”. Well I hope it wasn’t a problem. Years ago an owner would wear em out for not thanking the customer first. That’s the way we roll.
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Old 09-10-2021, 03:49 PM   #24
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Its a lost art , for this generation for sure.
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Old 09-10-2021, 04:33 PM   #25
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How long has it been? We have gotten some thank you cards over the past few years for weddings and graduations as long as 6 months afterwards. Slow but at least we got them.
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Old 09-10-2021, 06:59 PM   #26
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I’m two for two on graduation gifts this year. Both raised in strong Christian families that ensured their kids were respectful and considerate, don’t blame the kids, they’re just doing what they’ve been taught…
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Old 09-11-2021, 04:13 PM   #27
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It's more than manners. Some of the youth of today don't have manners, nor do they have modesty. They place their bodies on exhibition for the world to see. They emulate the so called influencers, music, and Hollywood stars. You can immediately tell when a kid has been raised right. It's simple things like yes sir, or no sir, or holding a door open for someone. Good kids are out there compliment them when you see them, maybe they will raise their kids right.
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Old 09-11-2021, 04:34 PM   #28
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I’m trying to teach my 9 year old to be grateful. He says thank you at Christmas & birthday but everyday stuff he isn’t entitled to… I’m tired of telling him “what do you say” just to get him to say thank you. I’m almost to the point of taking every f***ing thing out of his bedroom except a mattress.

Hes a great kid. Says sir/ ma’am. But his gratefulness is lacking.

Idk what to do.


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