Originally Posted by AbbysMom
So when you are buying for your SS, do you only include their favorites or do you try to include some of yours as well, to introduce your SS to them?
It depends to some extent on how their preferences are stated. If what they say is that their favourite xxx is yyy, I'll certainly try to find that kind, but if it's something that I like too, I'll probably include some of my favourite as well. I like to share the things that give me pleasure as long as they stand a reasonable chance of giving pleasure to the other person, too. But if the way they state their preference suggests that they have tried types other than their favourite and really don't care for them, then there's not much point in sending something they probably won't like.
Case in point: I always state my chocolate preference as high quality, but a strong preference for dark, and not white -- or words to that effect. If I get a variety, including dark, milk and white, I can eat it all, but one third doesn't really turn my crank. And the person I'm going to share this variety with is even less interested in anything other than dark, so you know what's going to be left for me: most of the milk and all of the white. Not quite what I had in mind.
I know one should not look a gift horse in the mouth, but we state preferences so that people we don't know have some idea what will give pleasure. Not sure how well that came across, but I have to go out, so can't fine tune it anymore right now.