1. Maybe it’s just easier to spend Christmas by myself this year
There are some people in the world who have their Christmas shopping neatly organized well in advance. You know the ones – they saw the perfect thing for Granny in April and bought it there and then. For the rest of us however, the second week of December arrives and we suddenly realize we have to buy and entire family’s worth of presents (plus the insensitive friends who bought you a surprise gift so now you have to get one in return), all into one month’s salary. Which is the same salary incidentally that needs to accommodate New Year and all those parties. I’m going home.
2. I don’t really NEED to get one for my brother, do I?
Unless they are aged three and have a healthy interest in Thomas the Tank Engine (yes, he is still cool – a train with the voice of Ringo Star is always cool), I am none the wiser as a fully-fledged adult with an income with which to purchase boy presents than I was as a pre-adolescent scraping pocket-money together. Dads, brothers, boyfriends, husbands – what do you buy these people?!
3. There aren’t enough mince pies in the world to make Oxford Street worth braving
Standing in peoples’ armpits, being pushed and shoved in all directions – and that’s just the Tube journey before you get to the shops and desperately have to figure out what on earth a ‘gift receipt’ really is and whether you want one. They should really have mince pies in all of the shops. Mince pies would make it all better.
4. Do people still send Christmas cards?
And stamps cost HOW much?????… too late, missed the post anyway.
5. I wonder if I can get away with buying these in the sale AFTER Christmas and blaming their lateness on the Royal Mail?
Haha! A way to spread the cost into January!… No, wait, email vouchers. Oh well, at least I don’t have to go to Oxford Street.
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