If I ever give you anything, all you have to do is say to me, “Thank you.” That’s all I need. Do not, in addition, send me a Thank-You Note.
I think Thank-You Notes are a pretentious and antiquated tradition designed only to make the recipient of a gift look better. I hate sending them, and I hate recieving them.
Don’t feel bad if you’ve sent me one previously, as I don’t think I’ve ever publicly stated my position on this issue. And if you don’t have time to actually tell me thank you, then by all means, send a note.
Just send it in an email. Don’t waste the stamp. It’s nice to know that a gift is recieved and/or appreciated. But you don’t have to tell me (and you shouldn’t have to tell anyone) twice.
You may now return to your regularly scheduled Sunday evening slackage.