There was a TV serial about giving present on Frazier (Crane). The Crane family is a good example of mixture of oldies and the posh new generation. The younger cranes buy a very expensive gift to their dad, without realizing, he is a just simpleton (retired cop) and do not dig any expensive art gifts – which he has no taste for anyway. Most of the time he has no idea about its value and just keeps them, for the sake. His sons being Psychology Doctors with taste on arts and wine, he decides to buy them a very expensive gift in return, which he thinks is the best art. Obviously being a novice, he screws this up and the younger Cranes just bins the gifts. I saw this series a few years ago. Do not remember the time frame, but liked the moral behind it.
Diwali is approaching, soon to be followed by Christmas. Before buying the gifts to your friends and families, remember to get the appropriate one for them. (Not the ones you like). Younger generation taste is something the older generation can never guess or vice-versa. Instead of buying gifts that no one enjoys, better to check with receiver for appropriate gifts. I do know it spoils the surprise, but it is better this way, then put up with gift you never wanted – like the Techno set I bought for my daughter on her 11th birthday, which till date, she has no idea what to do. Now that she has her own daughter, I do believe she will understand this when she purchases gift for her daughter!
Posted on Oct 13, 2014 12:44pm
Well out of the blue, my son decided to buy me a gift. He never told me or consulted me. But when his wife showed it to me, I was speechless. Something I will enjoy my retired life with! Come to think of it – there is no occasion for this either.
I just couldn’t thank enough for this. I am ecstatic. Thanks a great my dear son. Love you so much!
Gift: Raspberry – pi 3 kit.
Women who broke the suspense – Aarthi Suresh
Son I am gifted with: Srini Vasudevan
You people made my day!
When my son out of the blue decided to gift me with pi 3 I was speechless. However I was not only overwhelmed but literally moved to tears when I was Gifted with Nexus one, the most expensive gift anyone ever gave me! One person, who knows my worthiness, my knowledge, my experience and has great respect reflected his heart with such a gift, I honestly do not know how to repay back. There is no gift I can give to him that will match his affection showered. All I can ask the Lord is, let this boy not only see next century, but also has a name for himself cut in the society, which everyone is proud of, including his parents. You will shine like a sun, Vikash Vikki