Do you want a gift receipt?The question was from a sales assistant in December 2015, after I had bought a jacket that weighs 20 kilos to repel the Canadian freezing weather.
I find the question strange because a receipt is a receipt period. I suppose it’s called a gift receipt in December because you’re all ungrateful. You return Christmas gifts because you don’t like them. What happened to: “it’s the thought that counts” sentiment?I have a solution. I will not give people gift receipts. Instead, I will buy them things I like, including my size and colour.
I want you to look me in the eye and tell me that you did not like the red parka I got you for Christmas. You don’t like the colour? It’s for your safety. Visibility. The blizzards around here affects drivers’ concentration. They must see that a pedestrian is crossing the road and not run you over.There will be some brave folks who will ask me for gifts receipts. Their loss, because I won’t buy them a thing in 2016, 2017, 2018 and beyond.
Instead, I’ll ask them to give me the gifts so that I return them to the store myself. Will I? Not on your life! Remember i bought them something that I like. I will keep them.That is called re-gifting. No, a ‘selfie’ re-gifting.