I may lose some followers over this (please don’t leave!) – but I have to vent. I have an alter ego that surfaces every year around this time as I get frustrated, overtaxed, and worked up with this tradition of ‘buying presents’ for Christmas. Her name is Greta Grinch.
Did you ever stop to think, who started this whole gift exchange thing during Christmas? Who came up with the brilliant idea that we –
- Make a list of people we like, love, respect, don’t like but we’re related to, don’t respect but we work with
- Comb the depths of our souls to come up with SOMETHING they need, like, won’t throw away or re-gift
- Search store after store, website after website, sale after sale to find the right color, size, model, make, and PRICE
- Purchase , package, wrap, and mail some overpriced, undervalued token that each recipient will spend two minutes opening and analyzing before moving to the next overpriced … you get the point.