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Rethinking Xmas Shopping
« on: November 08, 2019, 11:29:48 PM »
Well it?s that time of year again.  As the nights draw in, do you get a slowly ever increasing sense of dread, at all the work you are going to have to do?  Remember all those movies about a zombie apocalypse?  You know, where human forms slowly lurch across the land, with blank expressions on their faces?  Well it comes true every Xmas shopping season.
We are all expected to be good little consumers, and go out and blow our hard earned cash on crap that will hardly be used at all.  Be that ornament, or electronic gizmo.

But someone?s got to save the economy, I hear the corporate bean counters cry!  Think of the Children!

So this year why not ask your Kith & Kin what they would actually like.  What would be useful to you?  What would give you pleasure?  And if the answer to this question is something simple, like a fluffy towel, or a vibrator, then so be it.
If on the other hand, they reply.  I already have everything I need.  I?ve got my Rug, and a white Russian.  Then you could simply agree not to get each other anything, except, good wishes, and a mutual desire to stick it to The Man.

As for the children, just give them money.  Then the little Larry?s can buy whatever the hell they want, even a sports car.
A Toy one of course.
« Last Edit: November 08, 2019, 11:40:21 PM by Burnout »

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Re: Rethinking Xmas Shopping
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Re: Rethinking Xmas Shopping
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2021, 03:08:34 PM »
You're not the only one. The only relatives I shop for make it easy by putting together an Amazon list. Less 'fun' for sure, but I make noticeably more than they do so I am happy to buy them stuff they want.
Also, I try giving experiences instead of things. A dinner or night out. Go see a movie or play together. We've taken nieces/nephews to things like ceramic painting or craft greeting card making. Do the experience with them if you don't get to see them frequently.
« Last Edit: November 15, 2021, 01:52:27 AM by cowolter »

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Re: Rethinking Xmas Shopping
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2021, 04:04:36 AM »
Well it?s that time of year again.  As the nights draw in, do you get a slowly ever increasing sense of dread, at all the work you are going to have to do?  Remember all those movies about a zombie apocalypse?  You know, where human forms slowly lurch across the land, with blank expressions on their faces?  Well it comes true every Xmas shopping season.
We are all expected to be good little consumers, and go out and blow our hard earned cash on crap that will hardly be used at all.  Be that ornament, or electronic gizmo.

But someone?s got to save the economy, I hear the corporate bean counters cry!  Think of the Children!
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So this year why not ask your Kith & Kin what they would actually like.  What would be useful to you?  What would give you pleasure?  And if the answer to this question is something simple, like a fluffy towel, or a vibrator, then so be it.
If on the other hand, they reply.  I already have everything I need.  I?ve got my Rug, and a white Russian.  Then you could simply agree not to get each other anything, except, good wishes, and a mutual desire to stick it to The Man.

As for the children, just give them money.  Then the little Larry?s can buy whatever the hell they want, even a sports car.
A Toy one of course.

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