Friday dilemma: How to deal with bad presents?
An anonymous Puncher writes:
“My mother has taken up art, painting, sketching and drawing. She works from photos and not real life, but she puts a lot of work into them and loves it. She did a drawing of my daughter, her granddaughter, and it’s awful. It looks nothing like her. Worse yet, she gave it to my husband who hates it. I know it’s ungrateful but I’ve had to endure my mothers dressmaking, cross stitching, knitting, patchwork and now art all my life. Now I have my own home, I’d like to think I get the choice of what goes up. Or do I have to put the picture up and grimace each time I pass it?”
What would you do? Put the painting up anyway, burn your house down to save face? Is there a kind way to deal with bad presents?
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