1.29.2008

a charm dilemna

oh crap. I've got a problem. One of my students brought me in 3 charms today because she saw my charm bracelet & had these at home. She "knew" I'd like them. One says "flower power," another says "groovy" and the 3rd is a yin yang symbol. and as much as I like to think myself groovy, a hippie and at peace with my inner self, I just don't think I can sport these bad boys. but she expects them on there. I tried so hard to tell her I couldn't take them, that she should save them for herself, anything. She didn't want them, she wanted me to have them. She said she's not getting a charm bracelet, that she got them for free from Roberts. She basically wouldn't take them back. So now what do I do? There's no way I'm putting them on my James Avery charm bracelet. But how do I handle this, politely?

15 comments:

Shelley said...

Maybe get her a little chain to put them on? lol Get her own bracelet started!

Emily said...

Just put them on for one day at school and them take them off. Then don't wear your braclet to school for a few days and hopefully she'll forget.

Hayley said...

there's no link to put them on my bracelet. maybe that's my excuse - "i don't know how to get them on my bracelet yet" i don't know...

Kristin said...

Kinda tacky, but put them on a piece of string or yarn and say you wanted to wear them, but they wouldn't work with your bracelet? One time will make her day and I'm sure she'll forget after that??

Dad said...

The solution is, break them. Borrow a pair of pliers from David and rip the clasp ring compltely off the charm, then tell the kid how sorry you are that the jewler broke them and they are too expensive to be fixed.

The only other solution is to buy a cheap chain and give it back to her so she will "remember" you.

Heather said...

Get (or find) something cheap to put them on and put them around your neck. You don't have to wear it very often,but you will make her year. I'm glad you aren't putting it on your James Avery ahhahahaha

Holly O. said...

I'll bring you a few things you can have to wear those bad boys. Sorry. That is sweet but also a bummer!

Mom said...

Holly is right. If she has something you can put them on, wear them a couple of times and she will be thrilled. Or you can go to the dollar stor and get a chain. How sweet of her to think of you. She will be looking for you to wear them.

Kristi said...

Throw them in the garbage right in front of her face and then ask her politely not to bring you any more "groovy" items...just kidding! I don't really think you should do that (I really am not Satan) I think your family has the right idea, for real.

Hayley said...

i'm laughing so hard. i really like kristi's option. (i know she sounds sweet, but she's really not. she's actually a know it all who doesn't do anything all day long) i don't want to be nice anymore. i tried that in my rejection this morning, & it didn't get me anywhere!

Jan said...

This is a hard one -- I think I agree with Kristi in theory but probably you should put them on a cheap chain, wear them a few times and maybe that will be that.

Jori said...

I'm with Kristi!(that almost made me wet myself heehee)

100 Percent Cottam said...

kristi, you will never stay out of hades giving advice like that! i'm with everyone else, get a cheapie to wear them on. the tacky gifts are all part of the fun of teacherhood, right?

tara said...

ha kristi!! stomp on em right in front of her till she cracks and cries. nice:)

cheap chain, a few wearings...done.

Tiburon said...

Kristi made me pee. (how do I get her to start commenting on MY blog?) I cannot add to this you have good advice here. One of these things should work....