Monday, March 03, 2008

Last week I mentioned that I was moving, and I made an unofficial plea for some gifts, by asking people to mail me giftcards or whatever they saw fit for me to have. It was definitely said with my tongue firmly planted in my cheek, although I certainly would not have minded if something magically found its way to my mailbox. A co-worker of mine saw what I wrote, and she said that it was tacky to ask for stuff that way, and that the correct thing to do would be to have a housewarming party. Now, I am a man, and I can easily admit that I have NEVER in my life had such an event at any of my residences. If I needed things for my apartment, I either got them myself, my mother would bring by some things, or the women I was involved with at the time would attempt to help me, but I'd end up pretty much rejection her suggestions. Since I live with my lady, I suppose I have to allow this housewarming business to go down, although I suspect she may not be down for this either.

The whole concept of housewarming bothers me just a bit, because I think its less about the owners of the house, and more about the visitors being nosy. I have avoided many a housewarming in my day, in favor of sending a gift, because my logic is that my gift is way more important than my presence. And even when food is served at these things, after about 20 minutes, I am ready to go anyway, so why not just send a gift, a card, and let that be it. So using that same thought process, why would I want folks in my house all like that? When I have a fight or a Super Bowl part, THEN, folks can see the house and all the accoutrements. Until then, what's wrong with just receiving a gift via mail or paypal? I probably have basically ruined any chance of receiving any kinds of gifts at this point..

Here's an excerpt from a Bill Clinton speech in 2004. Its unofficially entitled irony:

5 comments:

Jo said...

Tell your co-worker to mind her own business . . .After all, if she doesn't like what you say in your blog, she doesn't have to read it . . .

We all knew that was tongue in cheek talk the other day (ahatever that means). . .or at least I KNEW it was! LOL!

And housewarmings are for the birds . . .you inevitable get a lot of crap you don't want - knick knacks and crap from the dollar store . . .

People scuff up your freshly cleaned carpet, eat your food, and then go home and talk about how they really didn't like your spot.

I think it's so UNPRIVATE and borgeousie to do those sort of things . . . anyway, that's just my SCROOGE attitude on house warmings . . .

After all, isn't it already warm once you move into it?

maxwellsmusze said...

i say leave the begging for stuff/help to close family and friends. you only want people who truly give a rat's ass about you to do for you unconditionally.

Janelle said...

You asking for a gift was typical Black Larry David moment. I expect nothing less. hahahahahahaha

Ohhhh I so love the irony of Bill's speech. However, once again, Hillary won't be giving her husband any once Obama uses it in a camapaign ad. hahahhahahaha

Opinionated Diva said...

I think it's tacky she called you tacky when it was obviously a joke!

Housewarming parties...hate 'em! I've never had one. Mostly because I know what I like and people rarely get you things you REALLY want anyway.

Watch a whole bunch of people show up with a toaster!

Don't do it!

Jo said...

Dang . . .that would be SMOOVE . . .COULDN'T Obama actually use that in a campaign commercial? Or is the public so dumb that they would actually think Bill was campaigning for Hillary? LOL!