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Affronted[I love that word]Would you be?

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stayathomegardener Wed 06-Jul-11 23:21:53

My D younger sister was forty a few weeks ago,on a recent visit she admired my vintage sewing box so for her birthday DD 12 and I bid for a vintage box on ebay and spent a couple of weeks filling it with coloured cottons,a silver thimble,little scissors and DD proudly appliqued a 'fish' needle case.
We posted it out two weeks before her birthday recorded delivery and phoned on the day in great excitement to see if she had opened it,she had not had time to collect it which was fine,in fact we joked that we were more excited about her birthday than she was.
It was returned uncollected yesterday,would it be unreasonable to sulk and put it in the garage until she has to actually mention it,or should I grow up being 42!

SingingSands Wed 06-Jul-11 23:25:01

I'd be feeling "hmph" about it too! All that effort, it must feel like a kick in the teeth.

I would adore a present like that, absolutely adore it. Keep it for your DD and get your sis an Amazon voucher instead!

PS - My mother says "I'm black affronted". Not sure what the "black" bit means!

melpomene Wed 06-Jul-11 23:31:23

Probably she just forgot to collect it, quite easily done, especially if you didn't tell/hint that it was something 'special'. Presumably as she never received it she doesn't know what it is or how much effort went into it?

I would give her another chance and phone to tell her it was returned - if she is apologetic about forgetting it then send it out again.

stayathomegardener Wed 06-Jul-11 23:48:31

Posted this twiceblushSORRY but very interesting both threads say give it to DD

takethisonehereforastart Thu 07-Jul-11 00:00:42

Maybe her postman is like mine and doesn't put proper collection cards through the door. Instead he scrawls messages on other post items that sometimes we don't notice. Although since you phoned her and she said that she hadn't had time to collect it she must know about it and I am talking rubbish! blush

Also, recorded delivery only give you a week to collect the parcel, normal delivery gives you two or three weeks, so perhaps she thinks she still has plenty of time.

Jux Thu 07-Jul-11 00:28:19

Give her a chance as suggested and then give it to dd.

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