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Any Ideas?
11-01-2009, 12:01 AM
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Basically, I've been staying at my friends house in London for five weeks, whilst I've been doing this work experience placement.

I've already asked him whether he wants any money for it, and he's said no. But I feel unbelievably guilty about this and know I have to do SOMETHING to show how thankful I am.

But this is where I'm stuck. This is more than a 'favour', this is him being remarkably kind and a true friend. What the hell do I get/give him to show him how thankful I am, without it looking like an empty gesture?

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11-01-2009, 09:40 AM
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A cd, book or dvd, or take him for a meal?

Pay for a prostitute for an hour?

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11-01-2009, 10:38 AM
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Is there anything he needs for his house? Or would like?

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11-01-2009, 04:27 PM
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Booze is usually acceptable!

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11-01-2009, 04:50 PM
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You see, I was thinking Prozzie for an hour, but I'm not sure where to get one of those from. Obviously, I know where to get them back up north, but down here I'm at a loss. It's been a strain for four weeks.... Smile

I was thinking a photo frame clock (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Present-Time-Fam...B000LRJ9HC) and putting pictures of him with his friends from Uni (where I met him). He's always complaining he has nothing for his walls.

Good idea?

Failing that, booze is definitely a good fall back option!

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11-01-2009, 07:50 PM
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I think that clock will date quite quickly. How about one of these?

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11-01-2009, 07:55 PM
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giving us a budget might be a good idea


I mean, 5 weeks lodging in London is a good few quid

Does he do games type stuff - A gaming chair, A remote control car/helicopter

Does he do sports? A round of golf at a good course, tickets to a football/rugby game, a day paintballing on you (the paint does get expensive)

A couple of tickets to a band/concert/gig/festival



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11-01-2009, 08:09 PM
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I think Mars' point is that his mate has been helping him out by providing free lodging while Mars is on - at best - a lowly paid work experience thing.

So Mars wants to get him something as a gesture of appreciation without going OTT, hence the problem.

I think £25 - £30 quid is appropriate under the circumstances.

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11-01-2009, 08:55 PM
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Thanks Fee. The thing with the clock was that he could put it on his wall, with memories of him and his friends (including me), and it be useful (to tell the time) at the same time. And he can change the photos whenever he wishes.

I'm not sure the photo frame thing would be used very often. I think he couldn't be arsed with loading up new pictures really, so it might just get forgotten. Thanks for the idea though? Anymore for me?

The thing is, I'm not sure what he actually enjoys. He has no games console, he doesn't have many CDs, he doesn't have a DVD player. He just seems to amuse himself really. I know him very well, but I don't really know what he likes, which is weird.

As for budget, £30 would be about right. I haven't been paid for the work I've done down here, so money is tight as you can imagine. Having said that, he has saved me hundreds of pounds, so it can't be rashly thought through!

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11-01-2009, 10:15 PM
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Mars Wrote:He just seems to amuse himself really.

:unsure: Year's supply of tissues?

Does he have photos to put in the clock? If so, go with that!

If not, why don't you just get one of those ginormous clocks - tescos have them on offer at the moment.

Or what about a dartboard for his wall - and darts
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