It did bother me that he did not say thank you.
I have had this happen to me a lot of times when I gifted in the "12 days of christmas" or the "Christmas in July". I never really expected a thank you, but its still the proper thing to do. Cheers
IDK what the proper suggested human reaction would be if there was one .
To giving various items , gifts , accolades , verbal praise , constructive criticism , life advice . legal guidance , gazuntite/gesundheit/good health to/bless you , whatever .
I was raised to say please and thank you for everything . No mater how small trivial or if you even thought you should . You should .
I think many people were taught that way . I think just as many were not .
Some wouldn't know a thank you from a **** you . Especially some ot the younger generations . Of which there are several .
How do you react if you feel you were not appreciated ? Where is the line ? Is there a line ?
What if the recipient does not accept , agree , believe the positive action was not warranted or real or note worthy ?
And you believe it definitely was . What do you do then ?
Good freakin question .
As he/she ( lol ) mentioned above . There are a lot , I mean dozens of WGTers that have been involved in sight wide Christmas give- aways .
CC Owners and CC members that have been gifting within their CC all along . Much more than one would think , if you hadn't thought about it .
How does one react if for example , a CC member is obviously montarily challenged . Really will never be able to upgrade . ( IDK how it is now , but back 6 , 8 , 10 years ago . That could be very common ) . So most of the time when receiving a driver , putter , set of irons . The recipient would/will be overwhelmed with gratitude .
What about the recipient that doesn't say BOO ? What do you do ? What if you are only witnessing a soft spoken member , obviously stepping up way beyond their comfort zone and gifts a driver to someone that then ignores them ?
Do you say something to the recipient ? Especially if the giver PM messages you and lets you know that they are not happy about that .
Do you politely inform the recipient that just a little thank you would be appropriate ?
How many times do you suggest it . With no response ?
Then what do you do ? After 3 attempts ?
Lol . Right ?
IDK . But but that happens on a very regular basis here in WGT . And in IRL circumstances dailly World Wide .
In my case(s) . Like the CC senario's . You just have to deal with each issue as it comes .
In other actually not related to the giving of monetary items .
From the beginning ( 10 years ago ) I got caught up in awarding trophies for my CC members for every small or huge accomplishment a player/member could acheive . Even non golf related . Lol . Somewhere I have a full page list of the names of all the accolades I have created in the way of trophy's CC and WGT . .
Back in the CC . Yes it bugged me when something like that was ignored . Did I feel unappreciated ? Yes I did many times . Did I deal with it maturely to try and set an example ? Yes . That was hardly ever easy .
These days . I feel that all/most of my tributes/recognition awards/trophys . Are well earned , deserved , high acheivemnents that are legit . That WGT had/has no intention of recognizing the accomplishments . So I do it .
Most of the time ( maybe 60% ) . I receive thank you's . Memorial Tournament organizers and related , CDP's , personal contributions to the Forums , etc . HONORABLE MENTION OF SOME WGT KICK ASS GR8's .
TRAILBLAZERS The responses were many and almost overwhelming their appreciation .
You're welcome TRAILBLAZERS and Thank you .
WELCOMING 1st POSTERS . I don't expect much from them . But there have been many .
In all those many thousands of trophy's . I think only a few times have I suggested that a thank you would be nice .
But half the World wasn't raised that way . So it isn't going to happen with some . That's my point .
Lol . Long windedness was not intentional here .