Monday, December 22, 2008
So, what's Santa bringing you?
Hopefully the readers of this blog were smart enough to stay out of the bubble and still have some cash to through around at Christmas. I'm not a big fan of the commercialized orgy of buying that Christmas has somehow morphed into. I'd prefer to go back a few decades and have a simpler version. Of course my kids look at me like I'm some kind of whack-job. But buying gifts for the sake of buying gifts just seems silly to me. It seems every year I'm expected to buy gifts for more and more people. Since gift buying is so hard, now we just exchange gift cards. What's the freaking point of that. I get a $50 gift card from uncle Fester and he gets a $50 gift card from me. Why don't we just exchange crisp new $50 bills. Better yet, why don't we just pour each other a nice dram of single malt (scotch) and toast a happy holidays!
However, if anyone wants to buy X a gift, a nice bottle of single malt would do nicely!