Thursday, October 10, 2013

Silly Humans... Make a Wishlist!

Have you ever wanted to give a birthday gift to someone and you have no idea what to get them? This problem rather annoys me. I've been taught that it's socially inappropriate to tell someone what you want for your birthday unless they ask you directly, lest you be viewed as self-absorbed or persnickety. And if you do tell them what you want, you'd have to pretend you had no idea what they were getting for you and overreact when you do receive it. Well then, so much for a surprise...

I dunno about everyone else, but I am incredibly picky. I also don't like getting new stuff, particularly if they're unnecessary items I'd never use. Personally, I'd rather get something I really want/need for my birthday (which happens to be this month) than random little gifts that people vaguely guessed I wanted. I don't want to seem greedy or ungrateful, but I've had issues in the past with gifts. I don't think anyone would want to offend whoever gives them a gift, and if they get something they really wanted that didn't cost too much, both the giver and receiver are likely to both be satisfied.

I like the idea of wishlists. People can get what they really want and/or need, and those giving the gifts won't have to make any guesses. Both parties would be happy, and it will still be enough of a surprise so that no one has to do any pretending. Perhaps Facebook should create a wishlist feature so everyone can be satisfied. ^_^

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