Let’s Talk: Am I expecting too much?

Gabriele from the Starts at 60 community has written in and wants you to share your thoughts.  She is frustrated

Gabriele from the Starts at 60 community has written in and wants you to share your thoughts.  She is frustrated by society’s failure to say thank-you for gifts these days and wonders if others are feeling the same.

“Am I expecting too much? Please tell me. When I send a gift , is it too much to expect a thank you of some sort? We now have texts, phone calls, Facebook messages etc. For more than a decade I have faced this particular problem, and it makes me, frankly, not only hurt, but also angry.”

Do you send gifts to your loved ones and friends and never hear again whether they received them or loved them?  Do you say thank-you when you receive gifts from others in the post?

Share your thoughts and opinions on how thank-yous should work in the sending and receiving of gifts and how you practice it in your house and family.

 

  1. JuneMike Denison

    Mike here-when holding the door open for others, if there is no thx I then say “& I don’t even get paid for this”

  2. JuneMike Denison

    Mike here-when holding the door open for others, if there is no thx I then say “& I don’t even get paid for this”

  3. Michele Bell

    I don’t think it is expecting to much to be thanked for going to the trouble of buying a gift and sending it

  4. Michele Bell

    I don’t think it is expecting to much to be thanked for going to the trouble of buying a gift and sending it

  5. Libbi Elliot

    I always say thank you, it is polite and so does my son, probably because he heard from me so many times or could be because he is a polite person. But today many seem to lack manners that we were taught when we were young. Could be because parents are not bothering to teach their children anymore or could be because children get so much they are not thankful..they take it all for granted

  6. Libbi Elliot

    I always say thank you, it is polite and so does my son, probably because he heard from me so many times or could be because he is a polite person. But today many seem to lack manners that we were taught when we were young. Could be because parents are not bothering to teach their children anymore or could be because children get so much they are not thankful..they take it all for granted

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