If you live in San Diego and read the U-T, keep on the lookout for a compelling letter to Miss Manners in the advice columns! It was just sent today, but it’s soooo good, I have a feeling all of SD will see it very soon.
Dear Miss Manners,
My college applications required teacher recommendations and it is common courtesy to give your recommending teachers a small gift as a token of appreciation. So I had the brilliant idea of giving my teachers a giftcard and a t-shirt from whichever college I end up committing to. However, the problem is, is that one of my teachers is rather heavy and would most likely wear a t-shirt sized XL or XXL. The gifts are a surprise so I cannot ask her for her t-shirt size, but I am worried that she’ll be offended that I bought her an XXL shirt. Another option would be to give her a generic item like a school pennant, but I definitely want to give my other two recommending teachers a t-shirt and I’m worried that she’ll think I gave her a less practical gift.
Is it impolite to guess someone’s size when buying a gift? Is it impolite to ask? What is the best way to ask if I must?
The writer of that letter is none other than yours truly. And as for the identity of the teacher, all I’m going to say is “neckbaby”.
This has been a question that’s been racking my mind for quite some time now and I can’t wait to hear what Miss Manners says!
Out of curiousity, what do you think, dear reader of Bosh? Leave a comment with your opinion.
CollegeBound (who is obviously Josh since Elaine is too nubby to go to college)