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Gifts at workplace
August 22, 2006
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Rasputin
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I have replaced the secretary at workplace for her vacation for 2 weeks and a couple of days. When she was back, she gave me a gift - a hand-woven winter slippers by her. I thanked her so much and she said so that each time you look at them, you remember me.

This secretary will be going on holiday within 2 weeks for another few days and I will be replacing her.

Should I give her a gift in the same way she gave me one? And what kind of gift? I don't weave or do any needlework or articraft. Yet, b/c of her kindness, I feel that I owe this sweet elderly lady.

Any ideas, Thanks!

~Ras~

August 22, 2006
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How about cooking something special for her? Cookies or something she could share with others? And wrapping them up real pretty?

But I don't think you are under any ob

August 22, 2006
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I'm not good cook esp when it comes to bakery pastry and cookies.

Do you think REALLY that I'm not under any obligation???

August 22, 2006
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I believe that gifts should be spontaneous. Wait till you see something when you are out that reminds you of her...buy it and surprise her with it, out of the blue. And write a thoughtful note with it, expressing your appreciation of her kindness, etc. She would treasure that.

August 22, 2006
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I believe that gifts should be spontaneous. Wait till you see something when you are out that reminds you of her...buy it and surprise her with it, out of the blue. And write a thoughtful note with it, expressing your appreciation of her kindness, etc. She would treasure that.

August 23, 2006
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Ras, just a thought. Those hand-made slippers may be viewed as a terribly nice gift because they represent time and energy, but....

ladies who make those things I think really just love to knit and do needlework or whatever and find they have more "product" than people to bestow the gifts on sometimes.

So, it might not represent as much to her as to you???

Maybe pick up a small bouquet of flowers at the grocery store for her some time -- it sounds like something she might appreciate in the same tone as she gave the slippers.

August 23, 2006
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"ladies who make those things I think really just love to knit and do needlework or whatever and find they have more "product" than people to bestow the gifts on sometimes."

I agree with you Bryn, she herself told me that she knits a lot for so many people when I asked her about the reason for the gift.

I decided that the best thing to do is to bring along "Chocolate Chunk Cookies" and simply put them in the kitchen. Most people like these chocolate cookies including myself.

Whenever I bring these cookies to workplace I always find smiles and appreciation from my co-workers especially with the morning coffee.

Thanks SIH & Bry for your wise responses!!!

~Ras~

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