Disparity in Gift Giving

Not every client includes me on her gift-giving list. Most of my clients who bake or make candy for the holidays bring me a plate of goodies. I like that. A lot. Some people bring me coffee mugs, Starbucks gift cards, and boxed candies from See’s, or whatever Costco is hocking this year. And, every so often, people give me cash.

It’s the years when someone who normally brings me a $15 giant jar of Jelly Belly’s didn’t go shopping that makes me scratch my head and wonder. Because when they hand me their credit card and tell me to “just run that for $100” because they didn’t get around to shopping this year, I can’t help but wonder how their math works.

How do you figure that you normally spend $10-$20 on your nail tech when you bring a box of candy or a gift card, but if you’re just going to dump cash into her bank account, she’s suddenly worth three to six times as much?

*shrug* Go figure.

Either way, I appreciate that they think of me at all. But if this is the way they do math, I can live with more people not making it to Costco this year!

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