Out of the blue gifts

April 28, 2008 9:58am CST
I recently received a virtual gift from a member of Gaia because I was a fan of the Bonzo dog doo dah band and I was extremely chuffed that someone would do that. I'm not sure about real life especially if it was a male stranger who sent me one. I'd probably be a bit suspicious of their intentions. Luckily I've never received a gift in real life but I wondered if anyone else had received a virtual or real gift from a stranger and how did you feel about it?
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@nancyrowina (3850)
2 May 08
Have I added you as friend on gaia yet? I can't remember. We should start a Bonzo's Guild on there, though it probably wouldn't be very popular, I'm still trying to get enough interest to start a garth Marenghi's dark place one. On IMVU once someone bought me something from my wishlist with a message saying "sorry we got off on the wrong foot hope this makes things better" or something like that, and I think the guy had got mixed up with someone else as I didn't even know who he was.
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3 May 08
As far as I can tell there are about 10 people with the Bonzos in their interests but I don't know if it's worth starting a guild. I did ask the member who sent the gift if she wanted to join our forum but she said she was too inundated with other internet stuff to join us.
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4 May 08
What's your user name on there? I don't think I have added you.
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5 May 08
It's mairi1875.
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@Ravenladyj (22936)
• United States
28 Apr 08
OMG I've not been on Gaia in YRS....as for recieving gifts from strangers....I was working at a club in Fort Erie (several yrs ago) and a customer came in and brought me a BOX FULL of all different keychains LOL..he'd noticed that I collected them the last time he'd been in the bar and thought I'd like all of them LOL I thought it was sweet actually...Oh and I had another guy from another bar that I worked at bring me a teeshirt home from his trip to Jamaica LOL that was funny too..Actually now that I think about it.. I have actually gotten several "gifts" back when I was dancing..but weird ones like guys giving me their neckties and ball caps..there was one guy at yet another club who found out I was preg wiht my daughter and about to go on maternity leave so when the stuffed animal/flower girl came around selling the stuffies/flowers etc he bought me a set of baby Bert and Ernie stuffies for my son and baby to be LOL that was sweet too..
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3 May 08
That's so nice that you got all those gifts, nobody has ever bought me anything at any jobs I've done. I suppose as long as it isn't really expensive gifts then it's just a nice gesture from people.
• United States
28 Apr 08
I got a mystery gift on Gaia once, like 2 years ago. The kind where you don't know who it's from. That was a bit odd, but other than that, I've never been given anything out of the blue from a stranger. I, myself, like to give donations, though. I would do it in real life if I knew enough people, but as it stands I only do it for my fiance and best friend.
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3 May 08
I've only had one gift given to me on Gaia and the name of the person was on it. I'm not sure how I'd feel if I didn't know who it came from but I suppose there are some people who like to send gifts and it doesn't cost you anything on Gaia as it's so easy to get gold there.