I’m using Hope’s Challenge as an excuse to …. vent? Vent is not quite the right word. I am confused.
I painted Goran, above, who is a beloved pet, (not mine) as an unexpected gift for his owners and a thank you of sorts, for a couple I am fond of and who have been helpful.
I posted the painting to them over ten days ago. I know they received the parcel within three days of posting.
I haven’t had a word of acknowledgement. Not a squeak. I’m not looking for a thank you. A nod would do. (it would be great if they liked it 🙂 ). And said so. Or otherwise. Anything!
Clearly, there will be no acknowledgement of receipt of the painting. I sort of expected it, having noticed in the past that expressing thanks or appreciation of any sort seems to be foreign to this couple. I make them sound awful, but they are not. They just seem to have this hangup.
I make allowances for their behaviour – (their individual backgrounds are challenging to say the least). I have decided that if they can ignore the gift, so can I. I shall say nothing and put it out of my mind.
Or at least try to.
But by doing that won’t I be creating yet another Elephant in the Room?
Truth to tell, my life is currently invaded by whole herds of elephants. Issues that should be addressed but for the sake of peace, are swept under the carpet.
I am confused, and not very comfortable, but doing my best to understand.