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Old 01-13-2018, 05:26 AM
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I have a client who has given me salted pecans at Christmas every year for decades. Let's just say he's "thrifty" and I know he gets them in bulk. The last couple of years I've just given them away as they are way too salty and my blood pressure has been through the roof.
This year I told him I really didn't want them and why. Should I have just accepted them and pretended I was grateful? Maybe I'm just looking for things to feel guilty about....or is it sacrilege to turn down a gift?
No. If he gets wounded by it then it's his decision to be wounded. Then again, some people are natural victims, meaning, life always seems to owe them something. Anyway, now you're past it.
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I'm in the camp of "accept graciously with a smile" and give the gift to one who appreciates it. Especially a client one hopes to keep as a client in the future.
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Old 01-13-2018, 06:03 AM
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I have a client who has given me salted pecans at Christmas every year for decades.
A client that has been with you for "decades" is a treasure. I would accept any gift with heartfelt thanks.
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I have a client who has given me salted pecans at Christmas every year for decades. Let's just say he's "thrifty" and I know he gets them in bulk. The last couple of years I've just given them away as they are way too salty and my blood pressure has been through the roof.
This year I told him I really didn't want them and why. Should I have just accepted them and pretended I was grateful? Maybe I'm just looking for things to feel guilty about....or is it sacrilege to turn down a gift?
Next year - unsalted pecans!
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Old 01-14-2018, 11:03 AM
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I wouldn't call it "rude", but it makes me question the pros/cons of declining vs. accepting.

To me, the potential cons of declination outweigh potential pros.

I've had someone refuse a gift, and it didn't feel good - even though they were polite/sincere about the refusal.
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Old 01-14-2018, 05:21 PM
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This year I told him I really didn't want them and why. Should I have just accepted them and pretended I was grateful?
Face it you did it for you. You should have just said thanks.
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I'm in the camp of "accept graciously with a smile" and give the gift to one who appreciates it. Especially a client one hopes to keep as a client in the future.
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I wouldn't call it "rude", but it makes me question the pros/cons of declining vs. accepting.
To me, the potential cons of declination outweigh potential pros.
I've had someone refuse a gift, and it didn't feel good - even though they were polite/sincere about the refusal.
Yes, yes, and yes.
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Too late Louie!
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Old 01-15-2018, 12:26 PM
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This is why re-gifting was invented.
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