Rah-Rah’s 5 tips on How (NOT) to say “thank you” when receiving/accepting gifts this holiday season!

Ok, below you will find what I refer to as the “New school/Petty” way of saying thank you and the “Old school/Proper” way of saying it in certain circumstances— 

1. You don’t like it  

          New school/Petty: “thanks” (while rolling your eyes and placing the gift on the floor)

          Old school/Proper: “oh my goodness, how thoughtful of you!”

2. You don’t have a clue what you’ve just been given-

           New school/Petty: “what the hell is this?”

          Old school/Proper: “oh my goodness, how thoughtful of you!”

3. You think it’s cheap

        New school/Petty: “where did you get this from?” (while aggressively checking it for a price tag)

        Old school/Proper: “oh my goodness, how thoughtful of you!”

 4. The gifter gives you and someone else in the room similar gifts but yours is smaller

       New school/Petty: “you got the same thing as me?” (while placing yours next to the other one looking curiously at the gifter)

      Old school/Proper: “oh my goodness, how thoughtful of you!”

 5. it’s not your size

  too big:   New school/Petty: “oh so you think I’m fat?”

Old school/Proper: “oh my, how thoughtful of you!”

  too little: New school/Petty: “oh you tryin’ to be funny now!”

      Old school/Proper: “oh my, how thoughtful of you!”

By the way… if I ever refer to you as “Betty” -in passing, in conversation, in a post or in your face- simply thank me kindly and be on your merry little way!

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Hi, is this an odd name for a blog or what? We'd actually prefer it to be known as a peaceful, magical and mystical spot. It's a spot where you can stop in for a daily dose of love and laughter sprinkled with a bit of chaos, confusion and lunacy. You can get great recipes and cooking tips, as well as drilling and building ideas. Who does that? Who knows their way around the kitchen and around the tool shed?
Well, I guess that's part of what'll make this blog so interesting - that and the brief glimpse you'll get into a very elite and exclusive lifestyle - one that supports a "never a dull moment" and "everything ain't for everybody" attitude.
By the way, remember to keep an open mind (no judging or finger pointing), a watchful eye (be on the lookout for random giveaways), and a positive -pay it forward-attitude (everybody could use an occasional leg up).
Now I know it sounds easy, but don't get it twisted, this "dance ain't for everybody", it's not always a bowl full of cherries, but we make the best of it by drinking a whole lot of lemonade and by praying daily for peace, patience and understanding; after all, we woke up like this!

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