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Gift certificate to a really bad restaurant - what to do?

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Gift certificate to a really bad restaurant - what to do?

Anonymous for this | Dec 22, 2005 11:31 AM

Someone who means well has just given me a gift certificate to a restaurant I hate.

What do I do?

I can't return it to the giver.

I hate to let it go unused altogether.

I can't re-gift it since it has my name on it.

I'm too embarrassed to call the restaurant and either explain the situation honestly or make up an excuse, asking that it be transferred to another person.

If I give it to charity and the restaurant gets wind that the user is not me (again, my name's on it), might the restaurant hassle them, or refuse to accept it?

Creative solutions, anyone? Thanks in advance!

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