||[Nov. 28th, 2003|09:54 pm]
The Question Club
I'm a college student living alone in a small studio apartment. Relatives lately have been asking me what I want for Christmas and my birthday (which is less than two weeks after Xmas). Honestly, I don't want more stuff. I'd appreciate money more than anything else, to pay for rent and groceries. But I've always been taught that asking for money instead of gifts is rude and unacceptable.|
What's a polite way to ask my family to give me money instead of traditional gifts? And why do people take this so personally?