Replying to: jsonbecker

@jsonbecker We’ve ditched the whole idea of gifts for adults in our family and virtually everyone was utterly relieved.

The notion that you’ll find the perfect gift they didn’t even know they wanted, and will hug you with joy on Xmas morning is a fantasy. It’s much more likely to be nothing more than a grueling charade of mutual obligations that result in a lot of money poorly spent and more stress than joy.

That sounds cynical, but I have nothing against the extended family getting together for a nice meal. It’s a great time for us; I just don’t see why Kmart needs to be involved.

Ian Slinger @ianjs