Is it appropriate to give a thank you gift to a mentor, and what can I give someone who doesn't drink, doesn't eat junk food, and doesn't like flowers? [more inside]
My friends flew 3000 miles to Seattle as a surprise for my 40th birthday party, and I just don't know how to thank them for what it meant to me! Friends: married couple, and the wife's sister (who I've known since she was like 10 and is now 35). They are super-cool and very not-poor and live in Brooklyn and don't need for anything, and I have no clue what I could do/give to express my thanks. [more inside]
How can I return a favour without being flirtatious? [more inside]
How to thank parents-in-law for a gigantic, monumental favor (of a financial nature) they've done for us? [more inside]
Would someone please translate this thank you note into Polish for me so I can show my appreciation to my neighbors who rescued my dog this weekend. [more inside]
Regional variations on "you're welcome"? [more inside]
If you were a circus director spending lots of time and effort on a n00b, what would you appreciate?
What can I get as a thank-you gift for my circus directors? [more inside]
What can I do to thank my parents for their unbelievable support? [more inside]
Should I thank my thesis readers? If so, how? [more inside]
I need help coming up with a gift idea for a 40-50 year old woman that I don't know very well at all. [more inside]
Thank you filter: What are some good ways you can easily send a gift card to a co-worker? [more inside]
I need help coming up with a good thank-you gift for my (female, early 30s) cousin at the end of a 3-week visit. [more inside]
How to thank a kind neighbor who went out of her way to return a lost phone? [more inside]
How to thank professor for recommendation letter that got me a scholarship? Slightly complicated. [more inside]
An imaginative thank you for my choir members? [more inside]
Etiquette-filter: sending thank-you notes late (like, ridiculously, months-to-years late)? Specific questions within. [more inside]
Appropriate gift for a volunteer computer techie with fantastic interpersonal skills? [more inside]
Holiday gift giving dilemma: I have two half-sisters. One always thanks me for gifts. The other rarely does. How to remain on good terms with both, but not feel like a chump? [more inside]
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]
I massively screwed up a finalist interview today. I got really nervous and just ... well ... babbled. In the interview before this one, the hiring manager (we'll call her Liz) had basically told me that I was the leading candidate for the job (which I really wanted) but that she needed me to meet with the area heads before she could make an offer. She even offered some advice on the best approach to take with this group. When I got in the room I just became tongue tied and talked all around the first question without ever really answering it, and things went downhill from there. Now I need to write Liz a Thank You note, and every draft I write is taking on a sort of apologetic tone. ("I'm sure everyone could tell how nervous I was....") In such a situation, what's the right thing to say or do now?
I totally botched a job interview today. I really want the job, and am just starting to write a follow-up / thank-you e-mail. Help me do it well! [more inside]
How soon after a job interview should I send a thank-you note? [more inside]
How do I say "Thanks for the advice" to some fellow MeFites? [more inside]
How should I write thank-you letters for charitable donations? [more inside]
My first baby shower is tomorrow... what do I do? How do these things work? [more inside]
I'd never put only "question" here. I don't call my dog "Dog" or write out a check "for money Dollars". When I call 911 and request a firetruck, they don't call me back and speak the words "a firetruck" and hang up. Why is it normal to congratulate someone by saying "congratulations"? [more inside]
Do you suppose a bottle of vodka is a sufficient thank you for someone who puts together a new computer for you, goes and buys it, loads xp, Office, and whole bunch of other software, then brings it into work with the promise that if I bring in my hd he'll transfer all files over whilst at work? A bottle of vodka?
What's a thoughtful way to thank two librarians who went through a lot of hassle for me? [more inside]
Writing a thank you letter to a car dealership. [more inside]
I just spent ~2 weeks in the hospital. How do I thank the people who helped me? [more inside]
What could I offer my sponsors/donors in return for sponsorship? [more inside]
Should I get a gift for someone I worked for for 3 days who tipped me generously? [more inside]
What thank you gift to present to an unwilling interviewee? [more inside]
How do I properly thank an Ambassador? [more inside]
I want to buy a gift for a coworker who took a promotion and will be leaving my department. What's something cool but not overly sentimental that she might like? [more inside]
Should I contact him, or leave it alone? [more inside]
A woman I greatly admire gave me a pep talk about all the potential and promise I had and how I'd go out into the world and do something with myself. Being incredibly insecure and full of self-doubt, I didn't believe her. That was 10 years ago... [more inside]
I'm moving cross-country. My boss's son attempted to help me find a place. He didn't come up with anything, but he tried, so I'd like to get him a thank you gift. But what? [more inside]
What's a good thank-you gift for my girlfriend's driver's ed teacher? [more inside]
I'd like to have cupcakes delivered to someone in New York City, I'm in Chicago. [more inside]
My future boss has been extremely helpful and considerate about my upcoming move to the UK, so I'd like to bring him a gift as a thank you. What would a Brit like from the States/California/San Diego? [more inside]
Suggestions for a gift for coworkers - Yesterday I broke my toe playing volleyball at a company retreat. I appreciated the support from two employees (coworker who cleaned it up, and taped it up, and one who took me to the ER, waited for me, gave me a good dinner, and offered to drive me home because I have a standard). I would like to give each of them a gift as a thank you. Suggestions?
What should I write in the the thank card post job interview — especially for a position within my current company?
What should I buy to say thank you? [more inside]
What would be the best gift to give the pediatric nursing staff that is caring for my daughter? [more inside]
How to thank one's bankers/mortgage officers? [more inside]
My boyfriend and I stayed with his friends near Aspen, Colo. What should we send them as a thank you gift? What interesting and useful thank you gifts have you received? [more inside]
Do thank-you notes matter? [more inside]
EtiquetteFilter: I've received an awful wedding gift from a couple of friends--a tchotchke so ugly and useless it makes me reconsider my opinion of the givers (worse yet, I know for a fact that it isn't a re-gift).
Any tips on a nicely worded thank-you note?
Any tips on a nicely worded thank-you note?
What's a good 'thank you' gift for a couple of vegans? [more inside]