Tuesday, May 22, 2007

The Mystery Griddle

H called me today and asked if I had already sent a wedding present to his cousin.

I told him that I had not, as her wedding is not for another month.

H asked if I was sure.

I told him that I was sure I had not purchased a present yet.

H asked if I was really sure.

I told him that I was sure and that I would remember if I had already bought a present.

H asked, "You didn't send her the griddle we got for our wedding, did you?" He sounded disgusted that I had sent his cousin a griddle that I had found around our house.

And then I realized what had happened. "We got a thank you note from her, didn't we?" I asked.

We had. I am guessing that the cousin had a shower in H's hometown, and H's mom got a gift and signed my name (along with H's sisters' names) on the card.

So apparently I gave H's cousin a griddle as a shower gift for a shower that I never even knew had happened. I hope she liked it.


FYI, this doesn't bother me at all. I just feel bad that the poor cousin spent the time writing me a thank you note when I didn't even know I had given her a gift.


sognatrice said...

You should be grateful that she sent a thank you note instead of calling! Imagine the horror!

alyndabear said...

Okay, am maybe showing my ignorance here, but what in heck is a GRIDDLE?

And we've been thanked for engagement presents for a party that we didn't even turn UP to, let alone buy gifts for. I guess it really is the thought that counts, eh?

One Smart Cookie said...

I just think it's funny that H thought you were some kind of sneaky re-gifter. Or that he thought your memory was really that bad.

3carnations said...

I love that she gave a gift in your name...But yeah, she should probably let you know.

I also love that -H- thought you regifted without authorization. Ha!

stefanie said...

That is awesome. I would love it if people would buy and hand out gifts on my behalf! :-)

Also, I don't really think there's anything wrong with re-gifting if it's a perfectly useable and new gift that you simply can't use but figure someone else could. I think that happens a lot with wedding gifts, and I don't think it's a big deal. (So, you know, if you WANT to re-gift a griddle, you have my permission.) ;-)

3carnations said...

We actually just regifted a wedding gift of ours a few weeks ago. If we haven't used it in the 5 years since we got married, we probably won't use it...It was some lovely crystal, but not our style. Just make sure you don't give it to the person who gave it to you. ;)

L Sass said...

I love that -H- thought it was a perfectly logical conclusion that you gave a gift to his relative without his knowledge. It also makes me slightly bummed, knowing that I, too, am likely in for a long life of buying presents for someone else's relatives without his involvement. Heh.

It's really sweet of your mother-in-law to include you.

Also, knowing from whence -H- hails, I must ask... did this shower take place in a church basement?

stefanie said...

L Sass--Ha! That or a community center, right? :-)

lizgwiz said...

Of course, it would be a perfect "rest of the story" if it turned out that H's mother actually gave the cousin one of her own previously-owned griddles, on your behalf. Hee.

Em said...

At first I was thinking "Holy Cow! H is on the ball with remembering the wedding gift obligations, etc etc." and then the truth comes out ... He relies on you to take care of details such as that, and then appears responsible just because he happens to check the mail. Typical. Sounds EXACTLY what Marty would do. Oh, how I love men! :)