July 29, 2009 12:23 PM Subscribe
How can I show gratitude in a socially appropriate way?
posted by smilingtiger to human relations (14 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
The husband of a close friend of mine is helping me move house. Considering that moving is a stressful, exhausting activity, I'm overwhelmed by his generosity. In situations like this, I usually embarrass and eventually annoy the recipient of my gratitude by showering them with thanks and gifts. To put it simply, this kind of thing brings out my social awkwardness. How can I show sufficient gratitude, and where do I draw the line?