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Category: Social
Tuesday, December 21st, 2004 @ 05:57 pm
Posted By Brent
Well, that time of year has come again, you know, the one where I don't buy anyone anything until the last minute.

I have for that past few Christmases called off the whole exchanging of presents thing with friends. It just got to be way too much bullshit, and it wasn't really the money. I'm just really bad with picking things out for people and usually end up getting them shit they never wanted and will probably never use.

Two years ago, the last Christmas I bought presents for all of my friends, I think I had finally gotten a handle on the situation. Scott got a t-shirt that we had both agreed was witty months beforehand, John got a Sigmond Freud action figure which I know he appreciated, Jason got the Hitchhikers Guide, and Pete got a putting green to practice his then budding interest in golf. I was thoroughly proud of myself and decided to end my gift exchanging days on a high note.

Of course I still have family and our annual gift exchange to contend with. You can't really tell your family that you're going to be the big douche bag that's coming to the traditional present exchange without jack shit. No, That would be uncouth. Instead I choose the more honorable option on not buying nary an item till the day before when I'm standing in a line out the door at some poorly stocked department store with arms full of crap.

I think it'll be another gift card Christmas this year, you deserve a better relative.


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