Posted by annierose on December 27, 2005, at 15:36:42
In reply to Re: Gift Giving, posted by pegasus on December 27, 2005, at 13:43:38
Picking out her gift gives me such pleasure. Besides buying gifts for my children, the process of choosing the "perfect" gift for her is a priority for me.
I feel she gives me the greatest gift. Her undivided attention, support, understanding, patience ... and so much.
I would feel rejected if she didn't accept it. So I'm glad she does and gracefully.
It's certainly a different sort of business relationship. They do need to get paid in order to do what they do. But I understand what you are saying.
My mother-in-law is a child psychologist (well, now in retirement). And she did buy her clients small gifts ($ 5.00 ish). But they were children afterall.