Mimi’s friend Allison owns a specialty gift store – filled with fab bath products, candles, beauty potions – everything a girl could want and more! Mimi’s only complaint… It seems whenever Alli has a gift to give, it always comes from her store.
Now, it’s not like her store is selling railroad ties or something – it is chock full of products that most women would be thrilled to receive. However, Mimi, after a couple drinks one night, confided in us that she thought it was sort of cheap for Allison to only give presents to her friends from her store - no matter if for a hostess, birthday, or bridal shower gift. Mimi went on to point out that it wasn’t like Allison gave more than others either – even though she probably gets everything for wholesale prices or less…
Some of our friends thought Mimi was being ridiculous – after all, shouldn’t the focus be on the thought behind the gift rather than how much the gift giver spent? One person pointed out that Allison only buys things to sell in her store that she would actually buy herself, so she is giving things she thinks are truly fab and has spent lots of time picking out (for the store anyway). However, Mimi argued that in addition to being sort of cheap, she thought it also made Allison look sort of lazy! Some people agreed it felt like Allison wasn’t making a real effort, while others thought Mimi was overreacting and acting kind of petty.
Of course the next day, Mimi took it all back and said it was just the champagne talking…but was it? Is Allison a cheap or frugal gift giver? Does Mimi have a point…or is she just ungrateful?
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