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Art of thinking about gift

June 28, 2009

As I have mentioned ealier in one of my post, the first marriage from my class(June 25, thursday) so it took some time to find what can we give as a gift… a lot of brainstroming went into that and decided to give a Β photoframe and a useful thing on the basis of amount of money we get. So went ahead and decided to give photoframe by reception as we supposed that many will turn up on that day. So somebody has to take that… We are taking about this on Monday and I have been out of my home and will return only by Friday night. So I called up both Mr.BJ(working in hydrebad and returns to Chennai by Tuesday morning) and Mr.GN(in Chennai) and asked their suggestion. They said it’s fine to give photoframe and told that we can give refridgerator, washing machine or other… but its based on his requirement, non-availability and so we dropped that talk.

Mr.BJ enthusiastically said that he will take care of photo frame as he returns on Tuesday. He has to attend his cousin’s marriage by Tuesday evening but raised hopes by saying that there is no problem for him and he will give it to his friends nearby his home. So we are forced to trust him. All he required was mailing of photos which has Mr.SMN and our classmates(who is going to get married). And Mr.GN mailed it to him by Monday night. By Tuesday noon, I have got the message from Mr.BJ stating, “Call me, when you are free”. On seeing the message, I straight away called him(bother to ask what I could have done at that time πŸ˜› ).

Me: Hi da, did you given the order for photoframe da??

Mr.BJ: No da…(now starts the reasoning) Β my train got late and now I am travelling to another place to attend my cousin’s wedding..

Me: Grrrrr… ok then what can we do now??

Mr.BJ: Let’s ask Mr.GN… he can do..

Me: Will you call him and tell that???

Mr.BJ: No da… you call him… if I call I will make it in funnier sense…

Me: Then fine… I will call him and tell.. anyways you also call him and tell about that afterwards…

That ended our conversation.. Me, then called Mr.GN and said about that.. he said it’s too hot in outside da.. I will go by evening and get it… I can’t say anything now.. as he is our only flickering hope… only thing I could say is ok… and I said it.. πŸ™‚

In between by 2, Mr.BJ has given a brilliant idea.. I will be back by tomo morning da.. then me and Mr.GN can go and get it… I said that let he go and check how much time it will take to do it…. he said ok…

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Now when clock nearing 5, GN called me up..

Mr.GN: I went there da.. they said it will take 2 days.. so I returned back..

Me: (Shocked at the no. of days it will take and Mr.BJ’s suggestion of ordering it by morning) did you asked about possibility doing it in a day??

Mr.GN: No..

Me: (again shocked) did you asked how much it will cost??

Mr.GN: No da… When they said it will take 2 days I returned without a word..

Me: (without knowing how to appreciate his act πŸ˜‰ ) ok da.. then you go there and say that we need it tomo evening, and also ask their price for it.. even if it costs some extra penny, we can pay that..

Mr.GN: ok da… what I have to say to them??

Me: (he searched and got 4 photos) you give the photos to them da.. and ask them to keep it in four corners and also angle them in best possible way so that it will look good.. then their names and marriage date with wishes from us at the bottom..blah.. blah.. blah…you just say this da.. they will do other things in photoshop..

Mr.GN: (Heard everything and Without a slightest idea of what I said) I am not able to understand anything da.. I will go up there and hand over the mobile to shop owner.. you explain it to him..

Me: ok fine..

He went back there and called me up and handed over the phone to him.. I explained it and he said ok.. then Mr.GN said they will give it by tomo evening da.. ‘Wow.. it’s good..’, I said.

But now the design is changed from 4 to 5 photos, with 4 at each corners and one at middle(Mr.SMN’s photo) and other things were same… and luckily it got ready by next evening and we have presented them the photo frame.

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Now comes the second part of it… buying something useful.. We have money around 7K.. and also we have seen what they have got as gifts in marriage.. we haven’t seen a microwave oven.. so decided to go with it.. but many questioned it’s usability.. but we left with no choice.. yesterday we went to pick one… after seeing the oven(godrej brand) which they said about 7.5K, we went around to check whether we have missed any other thing while thinking about gift. There we go and have seen Digicam… then we remebered he didn’t have one since our 2nd year of college(he had one.. but somehow it got repaired). We have checked it up with one of his close friend. We know it will be helpful for him for sure, so we went ahead.

We have seen Canon powershot A470, but it’s not that good looking.. but the picture out of it was really good for a 7 MP camera and it costs 6.5K which is well within our budget.. and we bought it.. going to hand over it by Monday πŸ™‚ Hope he likes it..

Thanks for all your suggestions on gift friends πŸ™‚

PS: I have completed 4th book of HP and nearing quarter of the 5th one.. can’t stop… πŸ™‚

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27 Comments leave one →
  1. June 28, 2009 6:17 pm

    Due to my general ignorance of what to offer as a gift, I give something in silver or a gift certificate with which they can go and buy what they want! But this Digicam idea is good!

    Destination Infinity

    kanagu: Me too thought like that DI.. but my friends convinced me to give something πŸ™‚ and glad you liked it πŸ™‚

  2. June 28, 2009 6:53 pm

    me 2nd πŸ™‚

    kanagu: yes, you are πŸ™‚ yay πŸ˜€

  3. June 28, 2009 7:01 pm

    lovely gift kanagu,he will like it for sure πŸ™‚ Good u didnt opt for microwave oven,which most of them in india don’t use.

    kanagu: Thanks Saritha πŸ™‚ yes thats what many said.. nobody will use microwave oven often in India πŸ™‚

  4. craftyshines permalink
    June 28, 2009 11:16 pm

    then called Mr.GN and said about that.. he said it’s too hot in outside da.. I will go by evening and get it… I can’t say anything now.. as he is our only flickering hope… only thing I could say is ok

    ROFL!!! hahahah!!! lucky Mr. GN, since he was the flickering hope! God forbid some day he isn’t!!! kanagu will grrrrrrrrrr and let him have it!!! u r so cute kanaguuuuuu!!!!!

    kanagu: Thanksssssss crafty πŸ˜€ he he he…he got what we needed πŸ˜€

    u got him a Canon powershot!!!! whoa!!!! i think that is like the prefect use of ur budget!!!! much much better than oven i say!!! he’s so gonna love this!!!!

    kanagu: yes Crafty thats what we thought….. better than oven πŸ˜€

    ur friend is lucky to have u guys as friends!!!!
    *crafty will secretly make good friends with kanagu before she gets married*

    kanagu: Ha ha ha πŸ˜€ we were already friends Crafty πŸ˜€ aren’t we??? πŸ™„

    btw kanagu, after reading of how u recommened HP, today i saw the movie Secret Chambers on Pogo! i must say, i liked it!!!!
    if i like dthe movie, then probably i shud invest in the book no????

    i’m joining u kanagu!!!!! HP!!! here comes crafty!!!!!

    kanagu: I think You have seen the first part the sorcerer’s stone crafty… correct me if I am wrong… I am yet to watch the films crafty.. wanted to finish the books before seeing a movie πŸ˜€

    good that you have decided to read book.. let me know if you like it πŸ˜€ I am sure you will πŸ˜€

    wish ur friend and his wife a very happy married life ahead!!
    hugs!!! hope u have fun!

    kanagu: Will pass on the wishes crafty πŸ˜€ thanks for that πŸ˜€
    {{{HUGS}}} back to you πŸ™‚

    • craftyshines permalink
      June 29, 2009 5:13 pm

      we were already friends Crafty, aren’t we???

      aha!!!! kanagu!!!

      *crafty has gleamy eyes n is sribbling away her wedding gift list to be sent to kanagu*

      πŸ˜†

      kanagu: LOL Crafty πŸ˜†
      sent over them,
      don’t worry crafty, you will receive the best πŸ™‚

      • Mystery permalink
        June 29, 2009 7:38 pm

        “*crafty will secretly make good friends with kanagu before she gets married*”
        “*crafty has gleamy eyes n is sribbling away her wedding gift list to be sent to kanagu*”
        lol crafty.. u r so cute..
        pogo aired sorcerer’s stone on sunday..
        The books are more worth reading than the movies

        • June 30, 2009 11:16 am

          tee hee mystery!!! hugs!

          yeah, i saw the movie n i figured if they did such a good job with the movie, the book must be better!!! they ususally are!

          am partial to books over movies! thanks mystery!! am heading towards getting my first Harry Potter! πŸ˜€

          kanagu: I am yet to see a single movie Crafty πŸ˜€
          I swore that I won’t see any before finishing the books πŸ™‚
          and I am 3 weeks away from finishing it πŸ™‚

        • craftyshines permalink
          July 1, 2009 12:20 am

          eeeps!!! yes yes kanagu n mystery…it was Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s Stone….on Pogo, last sun! not chamber of secrets…

          πŸ˜€

          kanagu: yes yes crafty πŸ˜€
          its better that you have seen the first one πŸ˜€ because 2nd one is great when read.. πŸ˜€

          • craftyshines permalink
            July 1, 2009 12:21 am

            sigh, is it secret chamber or chamber of secrets?

            *crafty will not speak of any more HP till she had read up a bit*

            😐

            kanagu: its chamber of secrets crafty πŸ˜€ no need to worry you will get it,
            as your are going to start reading it πŸ˜€

  5. June 29, 2009 9:54 am

    Phew, finally you managed to get one!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ And its a good choice provided he didnt already have one! πŸ™‚

    kanagu: Thanks Sakhi πŸ™‚

  6. June 29, 2009 10:29 am

    Digicam is great choice.. πŸ˜€

    kanagu: Thanks Oorja πŸ™‚

    */Mr.GN: I went there da.. they said it will take 2 days.. so I returned back..

    Me: (Shocked at the no. of days it will take and Mr.BJ’s suggestion of ordering it by morning) did you asked about possibility doing it in a day??

    Mr.GN: No..

    Me: (again shocked) did you asked how much it will cost??

    Mr.GN: No da… When they said it will take 2 days I returned without a word..*/

    LOL.. you should have gone yourself.. πŸ˜€

    kanagu: I am in office Oorja and I stand no chance as I am in second shift and next day evening we needed it πŸ™‚

    and you haven’t seen the HP movies..? i am quite the opposite.. i haven’t read the books but movies haven’t missed any.

    kanagu: Yes Oorja… just want to see how can I imagine the things πŸ™‚

  7. June 29, 2009 11:27 am

    That was some comedy of errors πŸ˜‰

    But good that every things fell in place πŸ™‚

    kanagu: True Smita πŸ™‚

    Enjoy ur time and do review HP πŸ™‚

    kanagu: Thanks Smitha πŸ˜€ will try…
    as I become a fan there is a possibility that I may miss the cons of it..
    but will do a post for sure on that πŸ™‚

  8. June 29, 2009 1:57 pm

    I’m really bad at selecting gifts…I think gifting a camera was a good idea…

    kanagu: Thanks Bones πŸ˜€

  9. June 29, 2009 3:24 pm

    Nice article on art of thinking about gift.

    kanagu: Welcome here Su.. πŸ™‚

    thank you very much πŸ™‚

  10. June 29, 2009 5:59 pm

    Good choice…now a days a digi cam is a essential thing πŸ™‚

    kanagu: Thanks Anish πŸ™‚

  11. June 29, 2009 6:10 pm

    I would ask everyone to buy a book.. when i get married πŸ˜€

    kanagu: You will get Winnie πŸ˜€
    *everybody out there heard what Winnie had said??*

    hope they got it Winnie πŸ˜€

  12. June 29, 2009 6:36 pm

    good lord!! this is what happens when u trust friends to do something for u… and they end up clueless as to what u’re actually expecting!

    kanagu: Its really funny Ashwathy when we look after πŸ˜€

    anyway eventually it seems like it will all turn out fine and ur friend likes it. good luck! πŸ™‚

    kanagu: Hope he does.. today we sent it..
    keeping our fingers crossed πŸ™‚

  13. Mystery permalink
    June 29, 2009 7:41 pm

    Digi camera is definitely a worthy gift. Good that u ppl could finally buy a gift after lots of discussions

    kanagu: Thanks Mystery πŸ™‚

    Harry Potter 5: It’s the lenghtiest of all i guess. But you would definitely enjoy it with all the action in it..

    kanagu: Yes it is Mystery but I am loving it πŸ˜€ halfway through it πŸ™‚

  14. June 29, 2009 8:57 pm

    Good choice, Kanagu. It will remain with them always, alongwith the memorable photos.

    kanagu: Thanks Sandhyaji.. πŸ™‚

  15. June 29, 2009 9:38 pm

    Finally!!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    Digicam is actually a nice idea !!

    kanagu: Thanks bro πŸ˜€

  16. June 30, 2009 12:58 am

    That is a very wise choice!

    kanagu: Thanks Amit πŸ™‚

  17. June 30, 2009 3:52 am

    Nice choice. I prefer gifts to gift cards. Gifts are personal but when in doubt gift card is fine too. You are a thoughtful friend, Kanagu!

    kanagu: I never liked cards Solilo as it carries some others words.. if it is a personalised one means I like it. πŸ™‚
    and I always want to gift something useful πŸ™‚
    thanks for that nice word on me Solilo πŸ™‚

  18. June 30, 2009 4:20 pm

    Aww, you guys spent a lot of time and put so much effort on the gifts. Hope ur friend loves them. πŸ™‚

    kanagu: Yes we are Saranya πŸ™‚
    yeah.. keeping our fingers crossed πŸ˜€

  19. June 30, 2009 8:15 pm

    There was a time, I’d personalize every gift..most of them were hand-made and then I understood not everybody deserves all that effort.

    kanagu: First of all welcome here Ann πŸ™‚
    surely Ann.. not everybody deserves our effort.. you are good that you are making hand-made gifts for them πŸ™‚

    Wreck my head only for the near and dear ones now…Waise yours was a good pick. Nice blog.

    kanagu: Thanks Ann.. πŸ™‚

  20. Vins permalink
    June 30, 2009 11:44 pm

    both r cool gifts, Kanagu!!
    btw…u guys had an adventure just in getting the gifts πŸ™‚

    kanagu: Thanks Vinnie πŸ™‚
    its a talkenture πŸ˜†

    P.S: for my gift, i will let u know which model to buy for me… in digicam of course!

    kanagu: ha ha ha.. sure Vinnie.. πŸ™‚
    hope you send the required bucks also along with it πŸ˜› πŸ˜†

  21. July 1, 2009 12:22 pm

    One of the best gift we gave was to a really snooty friend…

    the guy got married in ahmedabad… he was always the unwanted in the group… very kanjoos and we all hated him… we were all glad he didnt invite us in the wedding.. but he threw a party in bharuch for us… and we all decided to boycott it… eventually he started calling from the hotel… coz only 10 odd people had come where as he had invited almost 50 !!!!!!

    we all were at our adda… plotting… eventually we all went there… and when we went we 40 people gave him a cover of Rs. 1.25/- with all 40 names written ont he cover… !!!!!!!! now you do the maths of how much each one contributed !!!!!!!!!

    lol…

    kanagu: LOL bhai.. he will never forget that gift πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

    so about gifting.. the less I say the better… !!!!!

    kanagu: ha ha ha…. πŸ˜€

  22. July 1, 2009 8:44 pm

    nice gift!

    kanagu: Thanks Reema πŸ™‚

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