I'm sure other people would love to have this problem but ...
I'm so sick of getting money and gifts cards as presents.
Between graduation and my birthday I've gotten far fewer gifts than monetary donations. Don't get me wrong, I'm not turning down anyone's money ... but from some people, I just expect more.
Dad? Amex Gift Cheques. I thought better of him than that ...
Ex's parents? A personal check. Makes sense ... we don't interact much anymore.
Lil Bro? Amazon Gift Code. Seriously? The store that markets itself as having everything? Really?
Cousin I've never met? B&N Gift card. Thanks for thinking of me ... books are always nifty.
So I'm frustrated on two levels:
1. The people that should know me well enough to at least pick a particular store to get a gift card from are the people that go just one step past sending me cash. How much forethought and planning did that require? Just exactly how impersonal were you trying to be?
2. I hate Amazon. They may have a website with everything under the sun but I can't ever find what I want actually IN STOCK! Plus, I have issues with not being able to touch certain things. For example, if I go buy myself a stand mixer like I've been wanting, I want to know what the finish on it feels like. It matters. I want to know before hand how hard getting caked on flour is going to be. AND, if I go out and find in a brick and mortar store what I want, I have to go home and pay shipping on it instead of being able to buy it right there and taking it home.
Grrr ...Posted by Princess Cat at June 7, 2006 04:10 PM @ 04:10 PM in Random Much? // Permalink | TrackBack