OK, maybe it's not INCREDIBLY shocking.
Spread around the "jaw-dropping disappointment."
5. Home Depot To exchange items or to get a full refund at Home Goods, the store asks that you do so within 30 days of purchase
Is it proper to re-gift something that you don't want or need? Many years ago etiquette experts discouraged the practice. But times have changed and so have our gift-giving habits.
In this story, it's a real-life competition to defy death. Because the punishment of knocking off first will mark the culmination of a nearly four-decade-long practical joke -- quite possibly the longest ongoing joke in the history of prank-manship.
Before you pass along someone else's "treasure," let's review a few re-gift giving rules.
Here's a riddle: Is it a regift if it's done in such a way that the recipient has no idea it was a regift? That's what the
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I am like the mother who gave her son two ties for Christmas. He went to the hall mirror, put on one of them, and turned to show her how it looked, "What," she said disappointedly, "You didn't like the other one?"
Still, one may legitimately ask: "Is it ethical to give someone else a present I was given but don't need or want?" The answer may surprise you: Yes, it is right to regift. In fact, we have a duty to do so. Here's why.