Sooo...you best relate to a char with low end autism and mommy issues?
I think you missed the point of people giving you a gift. And receiving them, to a certain extent.
Probably because I HAVE low end autism myself?
I guess my outlook is a result of environment... My family doesn't go in for gifts, holidays, showing affection, or even spending time with each other.
Also, I hate the false social niceties and so-called holidays that have lost their meaning and become commercialised...
But mostly, I'm just too proud to accept handouts. (Must be a latent masculine trait...)
Sure you do, buddy.wink Just like everyone else with social interaction issues.
But the topic is not about umbrella diagnosis from the armchair or a slacker doctor.
If you hate the commercialism of it, fine, then make it something meaning to you, not brush it all under the rug.rolleyes
But the topic is not about your personal disenfranchisement and tight pockets.
It's about being anon gifted, and the possible ensuing complaints and lack of thanks given. And since you have it turned off, you opinion seems to be the 'head in the sand' approach. Which is your call.
Gifting is cool. I have a list in my profile listing every gift I've gotten and names if applicable.
However, faeries/elves/anons giving stuff that amounts to inventory trash feels like an insult. If something comes with a creative message it's all good, but someone gifting trash anon is abusing the system.
The only thing I don't like about Anon gifting is how over-saturated the events get with them. It just loses any meaning.
I'm glad I'm not the only one who gets really discouraged by people's attitudes towards gift giving when events roll around. For Christmas, I can kind of understand it, but it's still a little strange to see people grubbing for gifts and posting constantly in the gift giving threads.
I don't expect gifts, and when I get them, even if it's something objectively terrible, I'm still thankful that someone thought enough of me to give me something.
Haha I got a bunch of ocean tops this Christmas. But as you can see in my siggy, I'm collecting them I'm quite glad. XD
As for the topic of thankfulness of gifting, I can understand not being overjoyed with getting paper or bugs. That's not really giving from yourself, unless you put a clever message with it. I love a good joke if it's well intentioned.