By Braddah Lance
I've always wondered during da season of giving - and receiving - wat kine of office etiquette is actually out there?
Your workplace is wea you spend a third - or more - of your day and literally they are your second ohana whether you'd like to admit or not but like your real ohana, you obviously wouldn't go out and buy a gift for EVERYONE - especially in a huge office - so do you buy for your "immediate co-workers" or not? If you do, who started it? Wat's da $ limit?
I tink there are some dat don't enjoy da season cause it's rough to reciprocate with da main reason being it's a financial hardship. It's even more rough wen you get - even shmall kine stuff - from a lot of people and just no can return da favor. Simply put, I believe dat everyone has a good heart - regardless of their upbringing - and it's da goodness of human nature dat makes you feel kinda sucky wen you cannot return da gesture. Trust me, been there, done dat.
So wat do you do if you received a gift and I'm not talking a fancy candy cane wrapped in a holiday bow and you either can't - or just don't want to for watevah reason - "reciprocate"? Wat happens da following year? Are you now gift exchanging buddies? Have you evah been da "first" one to give a gift? Have you evah been surprised to receive a gift? Wat about da people who give candy with a bow or ribbon taped on it - wat you tink about dat?
And fruitcake.......... Wassup Wit Dat!
But I tink we all asked ourselves these at one time or anoddah. There are so much "protocols" in da "gesture(s)" dat I can see why there are millions who feel da pressures of da holidays. I am surah dat if we all could, we would be giving watevah we could left and right but we are all not dat fortunate - do you still find yourself giving more than receiving? Do you feel like you HAVE TO reciprocate? Are you pupule yet?