+1younggun wrote:Put the shoe on the other foot for a second, how would you feel if your BF received $500 worth of gifts from some lady you don't know. Would you feel the same way he does right now. Talk to your bf about it, I can bet even if he says he is ok with it he still isnt. There is no point to cause probs in a relationship over stuff that can be prevented like this.
That's a really good point.Loonette wrote: Okay, come to think of it, considering my personality, I might even be insulted. After all - it's my bike and I'd want to take care of it and dress it up myself so that I can take full pride in my accomplishments. I wouldn't want to have to give credit to someone else - someone detached from the rest of my life - for paying my way.
Wouldn't that apply to the situation though? For instance a birthday or christmas in which they were outshined by a 30k SUV when the best they could do was a toaster. But in random acts to help someone better enjoy their hobby? $500 in the world of motorcycle accessories isn't all that much.CNF2002 wrote:When giving gifts I've always considered it etiquette to spend based on the income of the recipient. If I'm a millionaire it is not inappropriate to give my nefew a 30K SUV for his birthday if that family is similarly wealthy. If they are lower or middle-class, I would spend appropriately so as to not offend the recipients loved ones. It is very rude to give an expensive gift to someone when their own family could never afford to do so.
Just my opinion on this matter, since it seems to have strayed a bit from the original topic