Being Neighborly?!


Our friend Jen was going out of town for a week, and asked her neighbor Kay if she would please feed her fish and take her mail in while she was gone.  Of course, Kay was happy to help out.  It wasn’t a big deal at all – maybe just a minute a day at most…

When Jen returned from her trip, she stopped by Kay’s to pick up her mail and told her how grateful she was and thanked her for all her help.  However, Kay couldn’t help but get a little miffed that Jen did not get her any sort of token gift to thank her.  Kay certainly wasn’t expecting anything pricey, but she thought a bottle of wine – or something – would have been nice gesture of appreciation.

So, should you always give a token of thanks when someone does you a neighborly favor?  Or is Kay being presumptuous for expecting to get a gift for helping out her next door neighbor for a few minutes a day?  Tell us what you think!

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One Response to “Being Neighborly?!”

  1. Mom2Michael says:

    I always give a bottle of wine or maybe some special edible treat from wherever I traveled. Just a token really, but something to show my appreciation of them giving of their time. Even if it is just a minute or two a day, it is something else for them to fit in and remember!

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