I suck at thank you notes. Which is really ironic since I am, well, let's see, a WRITER.

I really loath them. It's not that I don't appreciate the gifts. It's not that I don't WANT to express thanks. It's just that I hate the concept of being required to send thank you notes. And, I feel phony (even if I did like the gift).

There are just too many unanswered questions with thank you notes. I mean, what's the purpose of them anyway? Is it really to thank the person? Let the person know you got the gift? What if you hated the gift? Should you still send a thank you? And, how long before you send a thank you? What if it's after that allotted time? Can I still send it? What if I've said thank you in person? Am I still required to send a written thank you?

See, there are just too many confusing issues for me to deal with. So, for those of you - all of you - that I've missed over the years with the unintentional rudeness of not sending formally written thank you notes, I'm sending you a telepathic thank you note RIGHT NOW. Yep, this very second.

FYI-This will be my future way of distributing Thank Yous from this point forward.

(And, you're welcome).


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