26 Dec '11, 9am

Don't Waste Unwanted Christmas Gifts

I received the best Christmas present this year. Nothing, nada, zip and zilch. It's taken some years but people have finally given up on buying me stuff. The big problem with gift giving is people often don't know what to buy, what is needed, let alone wanted or would be appreciated. The pressure of imaginary obligation and a December 25 deadline makes otherwise sane and good-hearted people make some very interesting choices. But the madness continues on the recipient's end too. We're given a gift we have no use for and feel obliged to look delighted and say thank you for the resource sucking lump of useless material we are now responsible for that will clutter up our lives further. To make matters worse, having displayed the appropriate level of excitement and thanks, the stage is then set for more of the same next year. I know this all sounds a little heartless and yes, ...

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