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#1321146 - 12/08/09 02:45 PM Re: Holiday gift/tipping to the teacher? [Re: Ann in Kentucky]
AZNpiano Offline
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Registered: 08/07/07
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Loc: Orange County, CA
Originally Posted By: Ann in Kentucky
"Just keep those damned Ferrero rochers for yourself!!!!" LOL! I had those one time...such an attractive wrapper...tasted terrible...and little pieces of something...I remember getting a bit choked. Who buys them? They're awful!


Hey, I'll take them!!
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#1321170 - 12/08/09 03:19 PM Re: Holiday gift/tipping to the teacher? [Re: AZNpiano]
Frozenicicles Offline
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Registered: 09/02/09
Posts: 1324
Loc: Canada
Originally Posted By: AZNpiano
Originally Posted By: Ann in Kentucky
"Just keep those damned Ferrero rochers for yourself!!!!" LOL! I had those one time...such an attractive wrapper...tasted terrible...and little pieces of something...I remember getting a bit choked. Who buys them? They're awful!


Hey, I'll take them!!

Share avec moi, please. 3hearts

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#1321243 - 12/08/09 05:22 PM Re: Holiday gift/tipping to the teacher? [Re: Frozenicicles]
Betty Patnude Offline
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Registered: 06/11/07
Posts: 4896
Loc: Puyallup, Washington
Over here! Ferraro Rochers! I know what to do with them!

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#1321255 - 12/08/09 05:33 PM Re: Holiday gift/tipping to the teacher? [Re: Betty Patnude]
Canonie Offline
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Registered: 10/04/09
Posts: 1941
Loc: Australia
Erghhhh! Can't stand them. There was this really bad month where I lived (almost) on avocados and Ferrero Rochers... Avocados I eat whole in a sitting - delicious, but those other things...

Other faves; soap (cos you can always use it, unlike lotions and more personal things), and any stationary no matter how simple or small - notebooks or pens or pencils or hole punches that produce a music note hole, you can always use stationary so it won't clutter up the house.
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#1324466 - 12/13/09 12:01 PM Re: Holiday gift/tipping to the teacher? [Re: Canonie]
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Registered: 12/26/04
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Loc: not in Japan anymore
This thread is making me paranoid!! I got my teacher Ferrero rochers (am planning on giving them to her tomorrow). I don't think I have time to try to get something different...

frown

I've been taking lessons from her for less than a year... I wish I could ask one of the other students what they do. Anyway, this year I guess I'll go with the chocolates (sorry!) and a card, and maybe next year I should do a monetary tip instead???
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#1324500 - 12/13/09 01:02 PM Re: Holiday gift/tipping to the teacher? [Re: ShiroKuro]
wavelength Offline
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Registered: 11/23/07
Posts: 340
Loc: Vermont, USA
Don't worry, ShiroKuro-- she will appreciate the gesture even if she doesn't like chocolates! And most people do like chocolates smile

Those Ferrero thingies are my idea of chocolate gone wrong smile But I'm kind of weird. Too many ingredients. Artificial flavoring? Soy Lecithin?

This is my idea of chocolate:
http://www.equalexchange.coop/chocolate-bars

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#1325342 - 12/14/09 04:43 PM Re: Holiday gift/tipping to the teacher? [Re: wavelength]
Ann in Kentucky Offline
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Registered: 01/22/08
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Loc: Kentucky
ShiroKuro, it really is the thought that counts. I would be delighted to receive the Ferrero chocolates even though I don't like them. It would show me that the student appreciates the lessons...and I'm take them to a family gathering seeing if anyone else likes them better than I do.
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#1325364 - 12/14/09 05:04 PM Re: Holiday gift/tipping to the teacher? [Re: Ann in Kentucky]
CarolR Offline
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Registered: 07/29/05
Posts: 350
Loc: wisconsin
I just got the most adorable porcelein salt and pepper shakers in the shape of keyboards. Very cute.
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#1326078 - 12/15/09 05:08 PM Re: Holiday gift/tipping to the teacher? [Re: Morodiene]
ljohnson Offline
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Registered: 03/04/05
Posts: 17
Loc: USA
Hi Everyone,

My students usually give me a gift of some sort of gift at Christmas. Honestly speaking, I would feel bad if they didn't think of showing their teacher acknowledgement, but I don't expect everyone to give me a gift (however small). The ones that do cheer the season for me and I don't think about the one who don't negatively. It can be different every year. I do give everyone a small gift or a card to share the holidays with them. Some people think of their teachers and some don't. That's just the way it is and I don't fret about it or it might upset me at at a time that I want to be happy.
To ShiorKuro: It is definetly the thought that counts. Good for you for thinking of your teacher-thats very kind.

Lea,
Maryland


Edited by ljohnson (12/15/09 05:12 PM)

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