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How much do you pay to choose a gift for a special person ? I think the way we pick our gifts indicate our emotions and closeness to the people we want to introduce our gifts for . Our gifts show some of our personal traits as well and tell lot of things in the same time .
Here is a real story about a gift that derailed to be a famous poem . An arab poet successed in opening a shoe factory and one that special occasion. He sent his friend a box with a new pair of shoes , accompanied with a paper note , which , he wrote in it :
" I have given .......... a pair of shoes ,
So , why do people feel jealous ,
It's know that things which are alike
Attract each other "
Notice that " a shoe or shoes " are considered to be an insult in arabic culture, when you describe a person with it . However , the first poet claimed that he was just joking . Then his friend sent him the reply in another poem saying :
" If gifts show worthiness ,
I would ask you for the whole world
Inspite of that I accepted your pair of shoes ,
Because they only show your self worthiness ,
That's the end of the story . Let me take far away from my ridiculous introduction and dive deeper in my local culture of gifts and how do we pick them .
People usually get fruits as a gift if they are visiting someone for the first time in this house . They get him / them a big box of orange and a big box of banana . Hhhhhh I don't know why but this has became an unwritten law for them . If a fight or a quarrel between 2 men or more ended safe and sound , people bring a whole slaughter lamb ready to eat to express their deep apologies . Hhhhhh my late father did it once when he had a car accident because he was responsible for the whole collision. In weddings people get some of the fresh and green coffee beans that grows in the plains and add money for it and give it as a gift . Local coffee is expensive and it's their way to say congratulations :)
At least but not at last , if any woman have just her baby she will get a baby clothes , a baby blanket and a big box of custard biscuits hhhhhh
Starkly most of the gifts in my culture revolve around food and drinks :)
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