Confessions on Re-Gifting and the Lost and Found

May 7, 2014
**I think it is pretty tacky to re-gift items you received that you do not want and pass them onto other people only act like you bought them yourself with that person in mind.  I save that kind of stuff for no-cost swaps that I do with my sister.  However, I admit that I will be re-using some of my birthday gift bags.  I mean, it's environmentally friendly, right?

**You know how on Facebook the "People You May Know" will frequently pop up?  Well, I wish it wouldn't because I feel like they are all "People That I Do Know & Dislike" so I haven't added them for a reason!

**Yesterday was my first day off in 15 days, and I couldn't have been happier.  I was actually looking forward to doing laundry!!

**I got a new shirt that is so adorable, comfy, and stylish...except that it makes me look fatter than I actually am.  I'm torn about whether or not I should return it.  It's so soft, yet I look like a cow in it.  Maybe I'm just having a fat day and it's not as bad as I think.  I'll give it a few days.

**My sister Melissa is coming to visit next week and I am anxiously awaiting her arrival.  I haven't seen her since Christmas break.  Also, Courtney is coming back for a week before she goes to Nicaragua, so I really hope to catch up with her, too!

**A customer told me that he thinks I look like Kaylee off of Firefly again.  I'm not so sure about that.

**There was this cute leopard print umbrella that was in the lost and found at work for over 3 months, so I asked if I could take it and my boss said yes.  Is that bad?  I mean, whoever left it there wasn't coming back for it, and we are supposed to get rid of our lost and found items biweekly.

**I realized that I may have been one of those people that Kathy was talking about who used a font size that was too small, so I sized up on the font for my posts.  

**Since I'm starting my long term subbing next week for a first grade class, I won't be able to sub this one kindergarten class that I love.  My last day with them will be on Friday, which I'm kind of bummed about, but we'll see each other in passing.  I'll admit that I got attached to those little cuties.
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Kristen said...

re gifting is so tacky! re using gift bags? totally okay! you're better than me, i would have taken that umbrella 2 and a half months ago ;)

Kiki said...

I don't think it is bad at all to take the umbrella, they didn't come back for three months, they aren't coming back.

Krystal R. said...

I agree that re-gifting is just ugh! Even if I hate a gift I wont re-gift it. Just something so wrong about that!

Kathy @ Vodka and Soda said...

hahahaha! i was going to leave a comment saying that my eyes love your new font size and then whoop, there's your confession LOL!

thanks for linking up!

-kathy
Vodka and Soda

Angie said...

I totally feel the same way about Facebook and it's friends suggestion! There is never anyone I like that flashes up on the screen.

Lora Ashley said...

I agree with the re-gifting thing and feel it's totally okay to reuse gift bags though!
And I couldn't agree more with the people you may know on FB!

Elizabeth M said...

HAHA I literally laughed out loud about the Facebook friends - yes, there is definitely a reason why I haven't friended them!

Undeniably, me

Brittney, Breaking Free said...

Hahaha yes my exhusband and his girlfriend pop up on the people you may know all the time Im like DUH facebook!

Kenzie Smith said...

I know what you mean about re-gifting things, but re-using gift bags I am all in. Those things get expensive!
Apparently whoever had the umbrella didn't miss it, if it has been there that long might as well take it - that's better than it getting thrown away.

Kate @ Another Clean Slate said...

I wish I could reuse gift bags but I always shove them somewhere so they get wrinkled and unusable! I need to get organized.

Brianne said...

We had that policy at a place I worked in college: if stuff was still in the lost & found after so long it was up for grabs.

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

Bahahahah... I love that you gave the umbrella a new home! :)

The Rachael Way said...

Yes, the new size is great. And I totally regift things sometimes, even if it's hella tacky. Do you still love me?

Rebecca B. Bird said...

Haha I totally agree with the regifting thing. I mean it's OK to pass something along to someone else if you don't like it, but wrapping it up and pretending like you picked it out? Cringey.

Nancy @ Neatly-Packaged said...

Love this post lisa!! I think 1. you probably look GORG in that new shirt so stop being ridiculous :) 2. nothing bad in keeping that umbrella ;) 3. is re-gifting really that bad? What if it has never been used? :)

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Lisa @ Ameliorer la Vie said...

Haha, I'm such a bad liar, though. If a customer came up to claim it, I would have turned bright red.

Lisa @ Ameliorer la Vie said...

I mean, if I left something behind and completely forgot about it, I wouldn't mind if someone else snagged it. :)

Lisa @ Ameliorer la Vie said...

Most of the time if I hate a gift, I wouldn't pass it along because my friends/family members are probably not going to like it either!

Lisa @ Ameliorer la Vie said...

Haha! I don't get how to change it on my comments section, though! How did it ever get so small?

Lisa @ Ameliorer la Vie said...

It's usually people I can't stand or people who are friends with one of my ex's!

Lisa @ Ameliorer la Vie said...

I mean, the bag looks brand new. If it was all crumpled up or torn, I wouldn't use that. :)

Lisa @ Ameliorer la Vie said...

Yes--looking at that list makes me groan! It's a bunch of weirdos or people that I've actually defriended (for good reason!)

Lisa @ Ameliorer la Vie said...

Yeah, nice try, Facebook! Thanks but no thanks!

Lisa @ Ameliorer la Vie said...

Yes, my boss even said that he was going to throw it away or take it to Goodwill, so I figured that it was time to take it.

Lisa @ Ameliorer la Vie said...

Oh yeah, I have a few that I couldn't use again, but a lot of mine are in good condition, so I figure, why not? I'm just worried that one day I will re-use a gift bag on the same person that gave it to me!

Lisa @ Ameliorer la Vie said...

There is not a lot of stuff I would WANT out of our lost and found, but that something worth taking. The only other thing I wanted was this Coach wristlet, but that got claimed after a week.

Lisa @ Ameliorer la Vie said...

I've already used it a couple of times! My boss said I could also take this fleece jacket that I thought was cute, but omg it stinks soooo bad. I even washed it and it still smells like smoke--no thanks!

Lisa @ Ameliorer la Vie said...

Hahaha, I still love you.

Lisa @ Ameliorer la Vie said...

Exactly! If I get something I don't like and have a friend who might, I'll just tell them what happened and see if they might want to have it. I would never wait til their birthday, wrap it up, and then act like I chose it specifically for them.

Lisa @ Ameliorer la Vie said...

I do like the shirt more now that I've worn it some more. :) I don't think I would be able to re-gift something--I would feel too bad, lol.

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