No, Thank YOU

We recently had dinner with my mom and Gene, and mom invited a neighbor couple to join us. These people have been so nice to them that she wanted to take them out to dinner and treat them. They are just the nicest people you’ve ever met. Really, really delightful people.

After a lovely night out, they felt compelled to send a thank you to my mom. And although they live within walking distance, they actually put a stamp on the card and sent it in the mail. Talk about one-up-manship, how’s anyone supposed to compete with that?!

But it’s the contents of the letter that are just jaw-dropping. Please recognize that I’m not (entirely) making fun of this couple – they’re fabulous, as I’ve mentioned. But oh my goodness, it’s a bit over-the-top, isn’t it?

How to say “thank you”

  1. Cristin’s avatar

    I’m guessing this neighbor couple is in the same age range as Mom and Gene. I too find it sorta funny but I think this is a perfect example of how much the times have changed. That people even write (type) letters anymore is a wonder. The wording seems fluffy and over-the-top, yes, but they say things that people just don’t say anymore, neighbor or not, and at a glance my tendency is to laugh since I use sentences like this when exercising sarcasm. But I can’t tell you one neighbor of mine that would be so kind and I can’t honestly say I feel that way about them either. No hard feelings of course, but no one is this neighborly anymore. Families aren’t even like this anymore. I heart these neighbors of Mom and Gene’s:)

  2. admin’s avatar

    Yup, you got it.

  3. Stephanie’s avatar

    Mr. Collins, anyone?

  4. admin’s avatar

    Huh? I don’t get it.