I need to get something off my chest, and I thought posting it here in my private corner of the web would be the best. I don’t mean to hurt anyone’s feelings–just to express my own hurt feelings!
So the Sims 3 Store has a feature that you can gift items to other users. I love that feature and I make use of it whenever I can. In May I hosted a contest for redecorating a sim-replica of the apartment my husband and I just bought. I gifted the winners and participants in the contest because it was a lot of fun and everyone deserved a little something for making it such a great experience. That was a wonderful thing and everyone who received a surprise gift from me thanked me.
Then the Sims 3 Store put a lot of items on sale before the launch of Lucky Palms. I waited until the new world was released (because they wouldn’t announce the price beforehand) and then after I bought the world and a couple things for myself, I went on a gifting spree. I hit as many of my sims friends as I could because I wanted to share some happiness with as many as possible.
Sadly, 90% of the people I gifted never bothered to say thank you on my Sims 3 MyPage or in the forums 😦 One of my friends probably hasn’t been online yet to see the gift, but all the others have been. What really bothered me is that one friend took the time to post about someone gifting them the new world and didn’t take the time to thank me for the gifts I sent. It made me feel really bad. Sure, I could’ve gifted one person with a very expensive gift like a world or a massive set, but I chose to spread it around amongst as many people as possible. Does that make my gift less worthy of thanks?? Personally, I am always thrilled to receive a gift–big or small. This experience made me think twice about gifting, and I’ve decided that I wont gift anyone unless they actually interact with me beforehand. I wont gift people who ask for gifts and I wont gift people who are ungrateful.
I still plan on gifting because it’s fun–as long as the recipient is grateful. I also plan on hosting more contests in the future, because if someone wins a gift it’s really not so bad if they don’t say thank you afterward.
Anyways, that’s my rant for today. I’m working on redesigning this blog and I’ll be setting up some extra categories and pages. Please bear with me as I work on the redesign project 🙂