It's customary whenever someone has an illness, death, new home, new baby etc for the members of my dept to take up a collection and somehow recognize the life event: a fruit basket, flowers, plants, gift card, baby clothes etc-whatever is fitting the particular occasion. I thought it odd that I didn't receive anything, although my surgery was almost 6 weeks ago to the day. There had been a lot of disruption with the end of the semester, multiple snow days/late arrivals/early dismissals, a week of break, now state testing.
In today's mail, I received a card signed by everyone and enclosed was a $100 GC to an expensive IGA here in town. Very thoughtful, and appreciated. I'll be sending a thank you email shortly.
Knowing that my $ won't go as far at this particular store, which is somewhat upscale, what would you buy? I've scanned the sale flyer and wrote down some options.