I went to a party last night where you regifted something you have been given, or you brought something nice from your home to give to someone else. What was interesting was someone opened up a present that I had bought for a different party last week! Someone regifted a gift that I bought. It made me feel…weird.
At first I was kinda sad that someone didn’t like what I had bought for the party, but then I realized something. Not everyone has the same taste as me. And not everyone needs–or wants–the same things as I do. It is just a matter of taste and/or a matter of need.
It got me to thinking about books and how subjective reviews can be. I have read scathing reviews about books that I absolutely loved. And I have also read glowing reviews of books that I thought were duds. So often it is a matter of personal taste. What we like and what we don’t like.
This gives me hope that someday when I get ready to put my stuff out there, there will be somebody who will like what I write–eventually. Some won’t like it, of course, but at some point, someone might like my story and possibly give me a chance. Who knows? It’s a nice thought though.
Do you regift? Does it bother you to think that someone has regifted something you have given them?