Better to Give than to Receive
A boxed bottle of Gucci No. 3 Eau du Parfum was given to an acquaintance. Several hours later she called me to tell me she thought it smelled funny and that she went to the mall and discovered the one I gave her - unbeknownst to me, was counterfeit. She told me she didn't like it and she intends to return it to me.
Where do I begin? Who does this?
Whenever anyone offers you anything, the proper thing to do is graciously accept it (as long as it isn't drugs or stolen goods) even if it isn't something of preference not under any circumstances do you complain about it! It is a gift, be it an orange slice or a flower from a child, not all gifts are wrapped and presented as such. Even a smile can be a gift. If the gift received is not of your liking and there is the opportunity to exchange it, that is completely fine. What is not fine is telling the gift giver that you don't like and/or you want to give it back, or you plan to throw it away. It is not gracious, it is not classy, it is just so rude and offensive!
It is amazing that, how to receive a gift with class and grace; even needs to be explained. DO NOT complain about the gift AND you DO NOT tell the giver your intentions to return the item to the giver because you don't like it! Look at it this way, someone took time out of their life/schedule to be thoughtful of the recipient, possibly spend money on the recipient's gift (if it wasn't homemade) and take the time to present the gift to the recipient in hopes they will be pleased.
I am in complete shock over the audacity and arrogance portrayed by the recipient!