My (dramatic) divorce will be finalized in 3 weeks. How do I acknowledge how awesome my lawyer is? [more inside]
posted by spunweb
on Sep 23, 2013 -
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 -
I've got a thank-you note to write to a friend of my parents'-- already quite late, since the gift was given early last month. Difficulty: since then, the recipient's house was damaged fairly badly by Hurricane Sandy, and she's been struggling with the aftermath. I feel like her current rough situation warrants some sort of extra gesture or comment beyond the usual thank-you boilerplate, but what might that be? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph
on Nov 9, 2012 -
My father-in-law may have pocketed part of a gift intended for my husband and his brother. But then again, maybe not! How can I navigate this situation with maximum tact and minimal drama? And more concretely, how does one write a thank-you note that gracefully specifies the exact amount of the gift? [more inside]
posted by yersinia
on Dec 28, 2010 -
How should I show my appreciation to my HR department for a job well done in extending my work visa? What is appropriate? [more inside]
posted by Conductor71
on Nov 5, 2010 -
Etiquette-filter: sending thank-you notes late (like, ridiculously, months-to-years late)? Specific questions within. [more inside]
posted by Bardolph
on Jan 21, 2009 -
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 -
My family would really like to send a thank you gift to the heart surgeon who operated on my father. First, this is okay to do, right? And second, if yes, what would a married doctor with kids like to get? I've spent 2 hours looking at gift baskets
, but many are for sweet foods and (1) I think he practices Lent; and (2) he just lost a bunch of weight. I may go with a healthy
) food basket
, but can anyone recommend something else, maybe unrelated to food, that I'm overlooking? Other than a heart gelatin mold
? Like a Netflix membership
, except I'm not sure he doesn't already have one.
posted by onlyconnect
on Mar 1, 2004 -