Vanessa has an awkward family dilemma… For her 40th birthday in October, her grandmother gave her a handwritten card saying that she’d was treating Vanessa to a day at the spa of her choice – a massage, a facial, the works…
Vanessa was extremely touched by the gift and very much looking forward to booking her day of relaxation. But as soon as Thanksgiving hit, she quickly got sucked in all the holiday hoopla, and decided it was best to push her spa day to early January.
The problem… Vanessa’s grandmother has a bad hip and hasn’t been feeling her best. She hasn’t even mentioned the spa day since Vanessa’s birthday, and Vanessa knows that her grandmother has been doing some alternative therapy and paying for it out of pocket. Vanessa fears that the whole gesture may have slipped her grandmother’s mind completely, or worse – what if money may has gotten tight? Vanessa certainly doesn’t want to add to her grandmother’s stress!
Is Vanessa overreacting and jumping to conclusions? Should she just call her grandmother and let her know she’d like to cash in and book her appointment at the spa? Or, should she let the whole thing go in effort to avoid any possible embarrassment or conflict?
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