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Thanking Neighbor

Yesterday morning a new neighbor helped prevent the towing of a very large box truck I was borrowing. I'd like to thank him, but I'm stuck on ideas. [more inside]
posted by Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug on Oct 26, 2016 - 31 answers

Gift for a Polish doctor going back to school?

I've been working with a Polish MD for a few years (as a secretary) and he is now going a different way, I am hoping to give him a gift to remind him of me, or at least leave him with a good impression. [more inside]
posted by the uncomplicated soups of my childhood on Jun 10, 2016 - 10 answers

My Starbucks barista is totally rad. How can I thank her?

On weekend mornings, I head over to my local Starbucks for a grande green tea latte (sweetened) and a blueberry scone (warmed). The head barista there always remembers me and my order. (In fact, today my order was already ready when I arrived!) These little acts of kindness really put a smile on my face and I'd like to show my appreciation. What do you suggest? [more inside]
posted by schroedingersgirl on Apr 30, 2016 - 22 answers

Sending good thank you notes, cards, and letters

I am really bad with sending thank you notes / cards. I would like to do better. I have a major backlog of thank yous to send out, and I’d like some assistance with some aspects of that. Mostly I am asking about what makes a good thank you note, and how to deal with crafting one when it is very overdue. [more inside]
posted by megafauna on Jan 29, 2016 - 18 answers

How Does One Thank A Lawyer Who Works For Free?

A family acquaintance (he and my parents belong to the same hobby group but are not particularly close) is a lawyer who is negotiating down debt for me after an extremely expensive medical issue was not covered by insurance. He has been exceedingly generous with his time, and refuses any payment. But just saying 'hey thanks' and going on my way feels awful. [more inside]
posted by Ink-stained wretch on Jul 22, 2015 - 22 answers

How many ways can we say, "Thank you!"

My sister just saved our Hawaii vacation. How should we thank her? [more inside]
posted by QuantumMeruit on Mar 3, 2015 - 27 answers

Ask vs. Guess Culture Meets Gift Giving

My wife and I are blessed to have kind and generous families, for which we are deeply thankful. The "catch" is that we cannot stop them from giving us things we don't need or want (examples within). My wife and I try always to be gracious when receiving gifts, which results in even more of the things we don't need or want. Do you have recommendations for breaking this cycle? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Dec 1, 2014 - 40 answers

"Cares not" or "cares naught"?

For example, should the phrase be "I care naught for him" or "I care not for him"? I see the argument for the former (i.e. "I care nothing for him") and the latter ("I don't care for him"), but is one better than the other? Are they interchangeable, or significantly different?
posted by c'mon sea legs on Jul 31, 2014 - 20 answers

What makes a good Barbecue?

What makes a good Barbecue? [more inside]
posted by Caskeum on Jun 21, 2014 - 14 answers

How to thank the doctor that gave my son the chance to live

I want to get an awesome gift for the awesome doctor that operated on my unborn son and then made everything possible to accompany us through the rest of the pregnancy and up til the day the baby was born. What can possibly be good enough to show how thankful I am for all his hard work and his professional and personal quality? [more inside]
posted by CrazyLemonade on Feb 6, 2014 - 27 answers

Should I send a thank you note via snail mail after a first interview?

I had a first interview for a job today. Before I left, they said they wanted me to come back next week for a second interview (yay!). I sent a thank you email when I got home after the interview. I'm usually in the habit of sending a snail mail note after a first interview (it has secured a second interview in the past) but with a second interview already planned should I send the snail mail note this time around? Or save that for after the second interview? Thanks in advance for your advice.
posted by macadamiaranch on Jan 14, 2014 - 17 answers

Thank you ideas for NYPD officers who helped me get my iPhone back?

You guys, it was cray: I reported a stolen iPhone to the police this morning, and they actually helped me get it back! There was even a sting operation involving plain clothes officers. Any ideas about how I can express my thanks to the sergeant? A simple thank you card, or something better?? Thanks!
posted by jessca84 on Aug 28, 2013 - 12 answers

what should I give her?

A couple of administrators at work have gone so far above and beyond the call of duty to help me in a crunch that I want to thank them with gifts. Help me choose the right way to express my thanks. [more inside]
posted by third rail on Aug 9, 2013 - 20 answers

How to say thanks

I had a job interview on Friday for a position I'm very excited about. I got the interview after speaking to a woman from this company at a job fair, who passed along my resume and promised to put in a good word for me since my advisor (who knows her professionally) spoke to her and vouched for me after I mentioned meeting her at the fair. I want to send her a thank you email but I could use some assistance on the details. [more inside]
posted by fox problems on May 27, 2013 - 5 answers

Awesome gift for awesome landlord

We have a very awesome landlord whose house we're moving out of. We'd like to get her something to show our appreciation. [more inside]
posted by pised on May 19, 2013 - 9 answers

How can I say thank you

What's a good thank you gift for the people who helped me survive school? [more inside]
posted by latkes on May 11, 2012 - 6 answers

I just got tenure at a small college. I'd like to thank the people who helped make this happen for me. What's appropriate?

I just got tenure at a small college. I'd like to thank the people who helped make this happen for me. What's appropriate? [more inside]
posted by SuperSquirrel on Feb 10, 2012 - 9 answers

How can I thank some US National Parks employes?

I just got back from a brilliant fieldwork stint in a remote location - an experience that was made possible due to the assistance of some National Parks employees. What can I do to say thanks? [more inside]
posted by Alice Russel-Wallace on May 7, 2011 - 12 answers

Housewarming Gifts For People I Don't Know

What is an appropriate housewarming gift for someone I don't know in person? [more inside]
posted by iLoveTheRain on Apr 29, 2011 - 12 answers

To follow up or not to follow up?

I just had a job interview I wasn't thrilled about. In a fluster, I sent my writing samples with a two sentence thank you note. I'd like to salvage the flubbed interview if I can. Should I mail a lengthier thank you letter, or just let it go?
posted by amyshmamy on Apr 28, 2011 - 11 answers

Thanks, but No Thanks?

Should one on the receiving end of altruism try to reciprocate later, or remain silent and grateful? Is it creepy to seek out those who in chosen anonymity extended help to say thanks?
posted by emhutchinson on Mar 23, 2011 - 9 answers

Flowers and chocolates send the wrong impression -- what are some cool thank you / thinking of you / humorous friend gifts?

What are some quirky, interesting, funny or sweet gifts to give people thanking them for being awesome? [more inside]
posted by jkl345 on Aug 15, 2010 - 14 answers

Am I too late in saying thanks?

Someone made a small, kind gesture to me years ago. It was just a few kind words but it meant a lot at the time. Do I email him and thank him? Or is that too weird? [more inside]
posted by christinetheslp on Apr 24, 2010 - 35 answers

What does one say to a generous gift from a dentist?

How do I thank my dentist for going above and beyond? [more inside]
posted by neewom on Dec 7, 2009 - 18 answers

Graceful Gratitude?

How can I show gratitude in a socially appropriate way? [more inside]
posted by smilingtiger on Jul 29, 2009 - 14 answers

Automatic Twitter message to new followers?

Is there a way that I can get Twitter to automatically send a private message to new followers, to thank them for following me? [more inside]
posted by toomuchkatherine on May 14, 2009 - 11 answers

Wine for money!

University-etiquette filter: I received a great grant and would like to thank the professors who helped me through the rigorous application process. Is a good bottle of wine a proper choice? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 23, 2009 - 10 answers

How do you thank someone for a well-timed Lethal Weapon II joke?

What can we do to thank some extremely helpful Emergency Room staff? [more inside]
posted by troika on Apr 21, 2009 - 11 answers

How do I show a fantastic friend that I appreciate her?

Help me do something sweet for a friend. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 15, 2009 - 18 answers

Help me show my wife just how much I love her.

My wife and I have been together for 10 years and for the next few, she is giving me a gift that I fear I can never repay. I recently began medical school at the age of 32 and, as you might imagine, just getting to this point required several serious sacrifices on her part. I've just finished my first "block" and have a week of vacation before the next block begins. I'm at home all day while she's working and I want to spend my time showing her how much I love her, how much I appreciate her sacrifices, and how I realize that I couldn't do this without her. I'm doing the normal things like making nice dinners, cleaning the house, and tackling honey-do items. But what else can I do? I'm looking to the hive to help me be creative. [more inside]
posted by stuboo on Sep 29, 2008 - 15 answers

Help me say thanks

I need to find a good way to say thanks to a friend of mine. [more inside]
posted by highfidelity on Aug 4, 2008 - 10 answers

Thank-you presents for grad-school recommendations?

Is it appropriate to send some sort of thank-you gift to people who have served as references? I'm asking both as a general practice as well as in a specific instance - in this case, people went out of their way to write me recommendation letters for grad school. What is the appopriat way to thank them?
posted by andrewmarc on May 2, 2008 - 8 answers

What gift to thank an advisor?

What are some good appreciation gift ideas for a thesis advisor who was kind when the project took far longer than originally planned? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 30, 2008 - 10 answers

songs about gratitude

I'm looking for songs about gratitude/giving thanks. [more inside]
posted by Tuwa on May 18, 2005 - 32 answers

What are you thankful for?

SappyFilter: What are you thankful for? (MI) [more inside]
posted by crusiera on Nov 25, 2004 - 46 answers

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