A gift from friends

@JudyEv (325495)
Rockingham, Australia
February 21, 2024 9:08pm CST
A few days ago, some friends gave us three lovely mangoes, the ones you see in the photo. It was very kind of them but, to be honest, we’re not hugely keen on mangoes. I know many people love them. Vince’s sister was one of those who really enjoyed them. She lived Derby, in the north-west of Western Australia for a while and was able to indulge her addiction to mangoes. But we won’t let them go to waste. Are you sometimes given gifts that don’t really thrill you?
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@snowy22315 (169703)
• United States
22 Feb
Yes, but what can you do? I'd be pretty happy with mangoes personally
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@1creekgirl (40449)
• United States
22 Feb
Ditto!
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@JudyEv (325495)
• Rockingham, Australia
23 Feb
What you do is enthuse how kind it is of them to think of you! Seriously, it was very kind of them. I know many would give their eye teeth for mangoes. @1creekgirl @snowy22315
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@LadyDuck (457619)
• Switzerland
22 Feb
It happens, I have received gifts that did not thrill us at all. When I received a jar of Nutella, I gave it to the children of my neighbors. I hope they did not hate me for doing that.
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@jstory07 (134348)
• Roseburg, Oregon
22 Feb
I got a sample of nutella and no one in my house liked it at all.
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@LadyDuck (457619)
• Switzerland
22 Feb
@jstory07 It is disgusting, sticky, too sweet and horribly unhealthy. I wonder how people can like this product.
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@Kandae11 (53679)
22 Feb
@LadyDuck l agree.
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@xFiacre (12617)
• Ireland
22 Feb
@judyev Shortbread.
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@xFiacre (12617)
• Ireland
23 Feb
@JudyEv Everyone gives the minister shortbread at Christmas for some reason. A respectable gift
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@JudyEv (325495)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 Feb
@xFiacre I would have thought port or whisky would be suitable too but maybe not for a Baptist minister.
@JudyEv (325495)
• Rockingham, Australia
23 Feb
So shortbread is something you might receive that you don't really like? I'm not keen on shortbread either but I'd serve it to any guests that came and get rid of it that way.
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@just4him (305691)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Feb
I'm glad they won't go to waste. Yes, but I accept them and use/eat them. Someone gave me ham after the potluck on Monday. I don't eat ham, but like you, I won't let it go to waste.
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@just4him (305691)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 Feb
@JudyEv Yes, it is kind of them. I'm glad you're not ungrateful.
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@JudyEv (325495)
• Rockingham, Australia
23 Feb
It's kind of people to give us these gifts so I'd never be ungrateful.
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@pitsipeahie (4275)
22 Feb
Of course! To be honest I have given away some to people who I knew might like them, would appreciate or have good use of them than just lying around unused or stored somewhere in the house. I'd rather see it go to good use even if not with me than for it to go to waste be it material, food or any kind. Though there are some I've kept for sentimental reasons depending on the person who gave it to me.
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@Fleura (29097)
• United Kingdom
22 Feb
My mother gave me a chicken-shaped teapot, many years ago. I kept it for years, mainly as a decorative item since I can't stand tea! In the end I gave it away. I have many other things to remind me of her (not that I need any objects to remember her anyway!)
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@JudyEv (325495)
• Rockingham, Australia
23 Feb
I'm the same. I don't throw anything away that could be passed on to someone else.
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@JudyEv (325495)
• Rockingham, Australia
23 Feb
@Fleura I hear you. For us, we're trying to get rid of items to save our kids having to do when we're gone; but sometimes I think they'll be able to throw them out/take them to Good Sammies with less trauma than it is for me.
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@apsmine9 (308)
22 Feb
Yes. People with taste give really good gifts. But the most common one is a pack of sweets made of gram flour and sugar and solidified sweet candy floss. Mangoes are always welcome.
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@JudyEv (325495)
• Rockingham, Australia
23 Feb
I think people get a bit stuck with what to give and so they resort to sweet things.
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@apsmine9 (308)
23 Feb
@JudyEv also when there's an offer going on, I mean discounts or when there's buy 1 get 1 free products. People!!
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@kareng (54435)
• United States
22 Feb
Yes, we have just been gifted some collard green plants for the garden. They are not my favorite and my hubby doesn't like them at all. But we are getting them. My husband commented again this evening that he needs to go pick them up because his friend is insisting that he come and get them.
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@JudyEv (325495)
• Rockingham, Australia
23 Feb
Maybe, when they're ready to pick, you'll be able to pass them on to someone else.
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@kareng (54435)
• United States
23 Feb
@JudyEv I will eat them, they are just not my favorite! I prefer mustard greens or turnip greens.
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@jstory07 (134348)
• Roseburg, Oregon
22 Feb
So far I have been given nice gifts. I hope you do not waste them.
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@JudyEv (325495)
• Rockingham, Australia
23 Feb
I won't waste them. It was kind of them to think of us.
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@kobesbuddy (74458)
• East Tawas, Michigan
22 Feb
I've never eaten mango before. My father used to have them, when they lived in Florida.
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@JudyEv (325495)
• Rockingham, Australia
23 Feb
It's a tropical fruit really. Most of ours come from the northern districts but these were grown locally.
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@kobesbuddy (74458)
• East Tawas, Michigan
23 Feb
@JudyEv I will need to try mango sometime soon:)
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@Ronrybs (17835)
• London, England
22 Feb
Same here, not hugely keen on mangoes. Luckily no one has ever given me any mangoes!
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@JudyEv (325495)
• Rockingham, Australia
23 Feb
People rave about them but they don't appeal to me at all.
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@LindaOHio (155666)
• United States
22 Feb
I always used to get gifts from my mother-in-law that I couldn't use. I usually gave them to Goodwill. Have a good day.
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@JudyEv (325495)
• Rockingham, Australia
23 Feb
I've done that before today too.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
22 Feb
The mangoes look good in their ripen state. I was gifted coconut fruit by a friend. Though it's not what I like.
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@JudyEv (325495)
• Rockingham, Australia
23 Feb
All you can do is say 'thank you very much'.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
23 Feb
@JudyEv yes. It's good to appreciate everything we are given.
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@MarieCoyle (28312)
22 Feb
We love mangos here, but don't buy them often. They are shipped here to the Midwest, of course, very green. They take a long time to ripen.
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@JudyEv (325495)
• Rockingham, Australia
23 Feb
These are from our friend's son's backyard. It's summer here so there is a lot of fruit around.
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@MarieCoyle (28312)
24 Feb
@JudyEv They are fairly pricey here. Once in a great while they are not, but usually, just pricey and very green...just not close to being ripe.
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@Beestring (13285)
• Hong Kong
22 Feb
I'm allergic to mangoes, Yes, I recently received some sweet biscuits during Chinese New Year. But I found them too sweet. So I have to give it to someone else.
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@JudyEv (325495)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 Feb
@Beestring I'm allergic to sulphur and occasionally I come out in welts and itchiness after going to a Chinese resstaurant.
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@JudyEv (325495)
• Rockingham, Australia
23 Feb
Allergic to mangoes? I've never heard of anyone being allergic to mangoes. Are you allergic to other things?
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@Beestring (13285)
• Hong Kong
23 Feb
@JudyEv I'm also allergic to cantaloupe.
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@Tampa_girl7 (48893)
• United States
22 Feb
I hear that mango ice-cream is good.
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@JudyEv (325495)
• Rockingham, Australia
23 Feb
I like virtually all ice-cream flavours but some I like more than others.
@wolfgirl569 (94866)
• Marion, Ohio
22 Feb
It has happened a couple of times.
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@wolfgirl569 (94866)
• Marion, Ohio
23 Feb
@JudyEv It is nice to know they thought of you
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@JudyEv (325495)
• Rockingham, Australia
23 Feb
Mostly I can gift unwanted presents to someone else. But it's kind of people to give you things.
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@Fleura (29097)
• United Kingdom
22 Feb
I love mangoes.Hope you can find some way of turning them into something you enjoy. Smoothies? Mango and ginger cheesecake? Mango chutney? As for unappreciated gifts... I was given some vegan chocolate. Admittedly it wasn't really a gift, it was a gift to a friend and she passed it on. It simply wasn't worth the effort of eating it
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@Fleura (29097)
• United Kingdom
23 Feb
@JudyEv Vegan steaks have gone down in family lore as the worst thing ever!
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@JudyEv (325495)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 Feb
@Fleura I don't really understand why vegans want to make meat substitutes. They'd be better to come up with original names rather than try to palm stuff off as 'meat'.
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@JudyEv (325495)
• Rockingham, Australia
23 Feb
I find that with most vegan meals - not worth the effort of eating them.
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@franxav (13598)
• India
22 Feb
This is not mango season yet here in India and this year flowers are much less on the mango trees. The gifts you got must have come from some other part of the world.
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@JudyEv (325495)
• Rockingham, Australia
23 Feb
They are from the backyard of our friend's son. It is summer here so there are lots of fresh fruit available.
@aninditasen (15719)
• Raurkela, India
22 Feb
My neighbours often give me drumsticks that they have in their garden. I do take some but give the rest to my maid as it's not possible for me to consume so much.
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@JudyEv (325495)
• Rockingham, Australia
23 Feb
You'll have to explain drumsticks to me. Here, they are either an ice-cream or the top part of a chicken leg.
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@JudyEv (325495)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 Feb
@aninditasen Thanks for that. I researched it and I don't think we have it here.
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@aninditasen (15719)
• Raurkela, India
23 Feb
@JudyEv I have shared the image with you. It's scientific name is moringa. It grows abundantly in India.
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@nela13 (55702)
• Portugal
23 Feb
I love mangoes and those looks so good, the mangoes we get here are nothing compared to those.
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@JudyEv (325495)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 Feb
Apparently the tree is loaded with them.
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@nela13 (55702)
• Portugal
27 Feb
@JudyEv I wish i had one of those trees in my yard
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