May 10, 2013

Simple Pleasure of the Day: Witnessing present openings

What Mandy Thinks: "Simple Pleasure of the Day" post
My parents are in town this weekend for some Anniversary Fun Time Bay-Area-Style, so I had dinner with them.  My day consisted of dinner with the parents as well as celebrating Mother's Day early by giving Mother her gift at dinner.  Witnessing present openings is my SPOTD due to my mother's cute squeals over the wonderful stuff I got her.

Being present when presents are being opened is what makes the gift buying worth while in seeing their reactions.  Some common good reactions are:

- Squeals.  The pitch and length in a squeal is important because the longer it is, the more excited they are.  The shorter or lower the squeal, the less surprised they are but at least they're still pleased.

- Screams.  A scream screamed right is heard when giving keys to a new car, tickets to some far-off place for a vacation, or a key to a house.

- Laughter.  If the laughs drawn up from your awesome gift are hearty and true to the person you're giving to, your gift has passed the awesome test.  If the laughs are short and too close together, that's a sign of confusion or even resentment.

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