12:00 pm December 28, 2011, by Theresa Walsh Giarrusso
This morning we talked about the hits from the holidays, but what about the misses?
Do you tell family members when you’re going to return or do you just hope they don’t ask to see you wear it or use it? What about relatives that live far away? Do you send a thank you note and don’t mention the exchange? Is it necessary to come up with an excuse to return or could you just say,“I don’t like it.”
Michael and I disagree on this. He thinks you don’t need to offer any explanation for a return or even tell the person you are exchanging or returning.I think it would be awfully embarrassing to be caught without the present and have to explain at a later date.
If you return gifts from your spouse, does that make your spouse feel badly and not want to buy for you in the future? (My mom swears that happened with my dad. He doesn’t even try any more.)
Are you retuning any presents? Will you tell the giver? Will you make up an excuse or just tell them why you really don’t want it?
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