Word Mix-up, or crossed words at a tollbooth

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We moved across the country, traveling in two vehicles.

We had a goal to give out 10 copies of the Book of Mormon along our route.

It was my Honey’s turn…At a toll booth, along with the toll he handed the lady a book and, pointing to me in the car behind him, said, “This is from her.” [I had written the message in the front of the book.]

I pulled up next. The lady handed me the book and said, “the gentleman in that car ahead said to give this to you…”

Okaaay…??? No time to explain with cars behind waiting their turn. I took the book and thanked her…That approach didn’t go very well…


Have you ever given a gift that was declined by the intended recipient??

Book of Mormon

Have Book, Will Travel

Day 23 of the A-Z Challenge!

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Genealogist, librarian, traveler, runner, grandma, Mormon, Missionary
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10 Responses to Word Mix-up, or crossed words at a tollbooth

  1. stephen tremp says:

    No. But I had the feeling it would be re-gifted the next Christmas.

  2. No, I haven’t had that experience.

    J.L. Campbell | A-Z Co-Host

  3. anneyoungau says:

    😦 I don’t think she was declining – she was confused by the gift and accompanying words and perhaps thought she was meant to pass the book back to you

  4. Sandy says:

    Sounds like a way to keep the gift going? Though I would imagine lots of folks wouldn’t accept it. Not sure what you wrote in it. Curious what your goal was? The other thing that comes to mind is, perhaps they’re not allowed to accept gifts?

  5. Haha..that was funny. Nonetheless you had to try it out to know if the approach works.

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