Tue, Dec 5, 2006, 5:22pm email@example.com (Jeanne) doth
My husband asked for a hammerdrill for Christmas. <snip>
Then I'd buy him a gift card, or give him cash. Or, if you want to
buy it for him, I'd say ask exactly what he wants, so he'll get exactly
what he wants.
I'll be 66 soon, and my mother still buys me things for my
birthday, Christmas, etc., that I wouldn't buy for myself at a discount
at a yard sale. She never bothers to ask first. The only way Iget
anything I actually can use and want, besides new underwear, is if I
tell her specifically what I want. She even buys me the wrong
aftershave. I give my sons money, green goes with anything, and that
way I know damn well they'll be getting something they can use.
I am, therefore I think.