The Wedding Gift Debacle: When Gratitude Falls Short

My co-worker got married about two years ago.  My husband and I attended the wedding and gave the newlyweds a fifty-dollar gift certificate from Macy’s.  Did we receive a thank you card?  No!  Did she say anything about the gift?  No!  I’m sure I would have heard something if we hadn’t given a gift. Prior to the wedding, a small group of colleagues gave her a bridal shower.  No thank you. They are now having a baby shower, and of course another gift is expected.  I don’t like being taken for granted or people thinking that they’re entitled.  Lack of appreciation doesn’t get anyone too far in my book.  I think I’ll be sick the day of the shower.