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Miss Conduct

The Ultimate Regifting

When returning a present is OK, plus scolded for being nice and miffed for being refused.

Miss Conduct
(Illustration / Nathalie Dion) Illustration / Nathalie Dion
By Miss Conduct
May 18, 2008

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My brother and sister-in-law who live in another state gave us an online gift certificate from an out-of-state wine retailer. We all enjoy good wine. When I tried to use the certificate, I learned that state law does not permit the wine to be shipped to Massachusetts. I don’t know anyone else to whom I could have it conveniently shipped. ... (Full article: 965 words)

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