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    Re: Does the thought really count?

    The thought does count - but there isn't much thought in a cheap present that was bought at the very last-minute. Cards are nice, though; I like getting cards. If someone gave me a handmade card I'd be really touched. But that's prolly because I like giving people handmade stuff too, so I kind of know the effort that's gotta go into coming up with something good.

    Of course, "it's the thought that counts" should not be used as an excuse for you to be a cheapskate. I've got friends who never put any effort into looking for nice gifts for their boyfriends on their birthdays or on Christmas, because "it's the thought that counts". Riiiiiiight.



    Abu: I'm not going to ask my bf how much time he spent making/finding everything he ever bought me just to see how much effort he put it into it. At the end of day, what makes me happy is the knowledge that he actually THOUGHT about getting me something... and the kind of gift he gets for me reflects what he THOUGHT I would need, or like, etc. It's probably the thought that counts most of all, imo.

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    Re: Does the thought really count?

    It depends on the girl recieving it and what kinda of person she is. If shes materialistic, she'll slap him silly. If shes not he will get kisses.

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    Re: Does the thought really count?

    some times it's ''being there'' with the birthday dude or girl, or if u make that present it must be special and most of the times is gift not the though.



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    Re: Does the thought really count?

    yes, it is absolutely the thought that counts. That doens't mean that the present will be loved and cherished however. But the gift will be accepted for what it is...a show of love and effort.

    Ok, here's my example from just last Friday night. Every friday the gang comes over and we do some RPG'ing or just watch some anime (Tusday Night's are reserved for LAN gaming ). Arrianna was having a long/bad day. The kids were roudy, dinner was not done anywhere near on time, the homemade bread was not co-operating. etc. It was a long/bad day.

    So, off to the store she sends me because we're out of ingredients for somthing else she is cooking - I don't remember what. So, while I was there i noticed that the store was having a sale on Twizzlers. Now, Arrianna loves twist and peel twizzlers. Unfortunately, these were just the run of the mill average twizzlers discounted to .50 cents. Now, money is tight this month but I figured two things....1. Arrianna needs cheering up. 2. We can spare .50 cents. I got the twizzlers and she loved me getting them.

    Now, it doesn't matter that i told her it was only .50cents. It doesn't matter that she tried one, didn't like it, and give it to the kids to finish off. The fact is, the thought really counted because I knew she was having a bad day and I wanted to cheer her up. That's it.

    It's all about the intent. If your intending it for the right reasons it will be accepted. If your just trying to 'score points', people will see right though that. It doesn't matter if the gift itself is loved or hated....if it was given for the right reasons, the thought really does count.

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    Re: Does the thought really count?

    Yes the thought counts, but if your working on it during lunch time? Then it would really look like you didn't care and forgot about it, and worked on it on the last min. The girl would slap him or maybe not who knows, i'm not her. Sigh this happens all the time.


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    Re: Does the thought really count?

    The thought definitely count, that's why I never give gift cards, because all it said is I didn't have time to think about what you like or bother to cared to pay attention to you in the past. I rather give a wrong gift along with the receipt, to show that at least I've tried and if the receipient doesn't like it, he or she can return it for cash or whatever he/she wants.

    Now what your friend did there was made a sorry ass excuse like Shu said. No color, no poem, no nothing = no thought. MAYBE YOU SHOULD TAKE HIS GIRLFRIEND.

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    Re: Does the thought really count?

    you kno it really depends on the situation
    in this case id say it was really sweet of him to make it. i love getting cards made by hand then anything else. its also kind of a personal question tho..
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    Re: Does the thought really count?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blade X View Post
    I was talking with my friends today during lunch. One of them was making a happy birthday card by hand. He didnt even colour it. And all of us are like saying dude you know that the girl u're giving it to will slap you and hate you for being cheap. He argues that it's the thought that counts. I helped out by writing a poem for the card and stuff.

    Anyways my question to you is this, does the thought really count? or does the value of the gift count? I want honest answers here!! i dun want any of that "of coz it does count" none of that. I want plaiun and simple answers abt this!
    The thought counts and it is all that counts. I hated my birthday when I was young because I knew I was going to be given a bunch of " lets just give them whatever and say we didn't know what to get" gifts. All they showed me was they didn't care enough to actually try and get something I was remotely interested in.

    One Christmas I recieved a hair dryer from my parents, and you know what? It was one of the better gifts that year because I knew they had at least tried. They got it wrong but they tried.

    That is why it is the thought that counts.

    Quote Originally Posted by Barronmore View Post
    yes, it is absolutely the thought that counts. That doens't mean that the present will be loved and cherished however. But the gift will be accepted for what it is...a show of love and effort.

    Ok, here's my example from just last Friday night. Every friday the gang comes over and we do some RPG'ing or just watch some anime (Tusday Night's are reserved for LAN gaming ). Arrianna was having a long/bad day. The kids were roudy, dinner was not done anywhere near on time, the homemade bread was not co-operating. etc. It was a long/bad day.

    So, off to the store she sends me because we're out of ingredients for somthing else she is cooking - I don't remember what. So, while I was there i noticed that the store was having a sale on Twizzlers. Now, Arrianna loves twist and peel twizzlers. Unfortunately, these were just the run of the mill average twizzlers discounted to .50 cents. Now, money is tight this month but I figured two things....1. Arrianna needs cheering up. 2. We can spare .50 cents. I got the twizzlers and she loved me getting them.

    Now, it doesn't matter that i told her it was only .50cents. It doesn't matter that she tried one, didn't like it, and give it to the kids to finish off. The fact is, the thought really counted because I knew she was having a bad day and I wanted to cheer her up. That's it.

    It's all about the intent. If your intending it for the right reasons it will be accepted. If your just trying to 'score points', people will see right though that. It doesn't matter if the gift itself is loved or hated....if it was given for the right reasons, the thought really does count.
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