We were over at mums this afternoon, and I noticed a box of Cadbury Favourites on the kitchen counter. My mum does not eat this kind of chocolate, ever
, so I inquired as to the origins of said box.
Apparently it was a thank you gift from the neighbours as mum had taken some trees out of the back yard which improved their view. Mum has had a somewhat uneasy relationship with these neighbours since they moved in (think loud parties, occasional rubbish over the fence, setting the nature strip on fire by dumping BBQ coals on it, that sort of thing) and so she was firmly convinced that the box of chocolates were more in the nature of a calculated insult. My mum would as soon run down Pitt St Mall naked as ever buy chocolates like that for anyone, as she loathes milk chocolate and commercial sweets, and was completely unable to understand that while it was not a gift with any great thought behind it, it was nevertheless a gift.
I think we managed to convince her of this, and as a bonus, got to take home the box, but it got me thinking -
People of EB - Cadbury Favourites, are they a gift you would be happy to give or receive or would you feel insulted by the very concept?