So many people buy me things I hate, but I’m way too scared
to admit it. If it’s my friends, they won’t talk to me. If it’s my grandmom,
it’ll make her feel bad.
Dear Too Scared to Admit It,
You’re not too scared—you’re too polite. After all, you know
how you would feel if you gave someone a gift and she said, “Yuck,” instead of,
“Thanks.” If you receive a gift from a particular store, it may be possible to
return or exchange it. But usually you are stuck with whatever someone is kind
enough to offer—and yes, you should even send a sincere-sounding thank-you
I do have one suggestion, though. This holiday season, give
your parents some ideas to pass along to relatives. And take any gifts you
don’t want to a church, synagogue or homeless shelter where they can be given
to kids in need.
BY CAROL WESTON ON 12/23/2011 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN happy holidays, gift guide, dear carol solves family probs, advice from Carol Weston