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Buying games as gifts.

moocow

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But its thoughtless. You are not really trying if you give gift cards and cash.
You are not wrong. People like me don't tolerate BS from other people. I'm not going to sit and listen to other people whine about "oh you don't get me" or pretend to like the gift when they really hate it. If I gift something to someone and they don't like it then it's a waste of money and resources. I can't read minds and I don't like playing stupid mind games. If I'm thoughtless for not putting myself in mental distress to decode other people's BS then the other person is equally thoughtless for messing with those around them. How about we save each other the stress and BS and just tell people what each of us want?

I already told my friends, I don't want gifts that I can't eat, drink, or spend. Don't even get me a thank you card, that's a waste of money and resources and end up collecting dust in a drawer somewhere. If they want to thank me, make me cookies or buy me a beer.
 

Lysrin

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You are not wrong. People like me don't tolerate BS from other people. I'm not going to sit and listen to other people whine about "oh you don't get me" or pretend to like the gift when they really hate it. If I gift something to someone and they don't like it then it's a waste of money and resources. I can't read minds and I don't like playing stupid mind games. If I'm thoughtless for not putting myself in mental distress to decode other people's BS then the other person is equally thoughtless for messing with those around them. How about we save each other the stress and BS and just tell people what each of us want?

I already told my friends, I don't want gifts that I can't eat, drink, or spend. Don't even get me a thank you card, that's a waste of money and resources and end up collecting dust in a drawer somewhere. If they want to thank me, make me cookies or buy me a beer.
I have to side with moocow on this one. Old thread but I missed it somehow.

You have to know your audience, and there are some people that don't like money or gift cards as gifts. That's fine. If I care about them then I will try and get them something they do enjoy! But my family members and friends all know that they have no clue what to buy me because I'm either looking for new or different tech, or am saving for something expensive that I wouldn't expect anyone to buy me. So "Canadian gift certificates" aka money is always appreciated by me, even over gift cards. It means they thought enough to not buy me something I won't use!

The other thing, these days, thankfully, I really don't need anything. So often my family members and friends, we don't exchange gifts at all. We still get things for each other's kids, but for the adults we just book time with each other; a meal, going to a movie, whatever. Finding time to get together seems to be the most precious commodity for us these days!
 

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