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Scoutmaster Oct 2, 2013 01:23 PM

Say you do a favor for someone ~ watch their pets while away, water their plants, etc. Upon their return they present you with a gift of some sort. What is the appropriate response? Just a verbal thank you? Another thank you note?

  1. monavano Oct 2, 2013 01:26 PM

    I think a verbal thank you is enough. Generally, those type of gifts are given personally, so that's when you can show appreciation for their gratitude.

    1. fldhkybnva Oct 2, 2013 01:42 PM

      I usually give a verbal thank you. I think if you send a note you then get into the back and forth of thank yous and you show your appreciation via your verbal recognition.

      1. coll Oct 2, 2013 01:48 PM

        My neighbors watch over my house when we're away, even if I have a petsitter due to being gone awhile. I always leave something homemade in their mailbox, but that's just me. When they go away, again their sons are really watching things, but I have my eye out. They usually leave me a bottle of nice wine on the front porch. I think I'm the winner here!

        We do our "verbal" thank you via email at some point too, with a "Welcome Home!" to acknowledge being off duty. I do think something needs to be said, in whatever way you usually communicate.

        1. LotusRapper Oct 9, 2013 11:17 PM

          Just Tweet them "Thx"

          Just kidding ;-)

          I think a verbal in-person thank you is more than adequate.

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