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People That Just Show Up At Xmas Expecting A Gift

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has anyone else had this happen to them , a few years ago when Mark and I began to notice that there were friends and family that only took an intrest in us on the run up to xmas

 

 

now part of this was my fault , I quite like giving people things and I always try to give them nice personal things ( not always madly expensive ) but often very unusual and special to them

 

 

now I don't ever give just to recive but we did half get some shite back, picked up at the shell garage on route type shite with no thought , love or care and it was just such a waste as I was always down the charity shop donating it on on January ( god knows if they were able to shift some of it )

 

 

sooooo a few years back I did not buy them all lovely special nice pressies, instead I brought them all gifts via oxfams unwrapped scheme ( where you buy a item and oxfam give it someone in the developing world ) and the looks on some faces did indeed make my xmas

 

then the next year we told them that we were not doing xmas at all and not to buy us anything , a few people did and I had to stand there and thank them and then tell them there really was nothing from me in return ( not even a Goat for an african village )

 

my life is so much easier now

 

 

Sam "bah humbug" squirrel

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hehe... I like your style mother squirrel :hehehmn:

 

 

p.s. Personally I would love to be given a goat for an African village! Nobody in my family has the imagination for things like that lol.. :happy:

 

 

p.p.s I don't need to come visit you this christmas then? :laugh:

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I don't have people who only come round at Christmas and expect a present. That might be because it isn't worth being mugged by Mona, gassed by Roar-ee and spending an hour getting the dog hairs off their Christmas sweater?

 

I do get given lots of things that are so totally not me. Things that people can't possibly have thought about for a second, for example leather stuff and Loreal :wacko: These things also end up in the charity shop - the local RSPCA one. At least then animals get something back for it.

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My Brother in Law bought everyone those Oxfam gifts last year and we were all chuffed to bits.

Normally it things you don't want or like and they get left in cupbourd and forgotten so it's nice that money was spent on something useful.

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luckily all my family live at the other end of the country so

i get a card with some M&S or John Lewis vouchers which is

great as they all mount up so I can buy lots of nice things

 

ps

 

Bah humbug :biggrin:

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One of my pals bought me a dogs safty last year and her husband thought I would hate it but, I was dead chuffed.

I am at JACKYSIANS this Xmas and we have'nt bought for each other just the dogs. Much easier.

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Even when I did have friends/family close by who bought me pressies, they were usually ill thought out and not what I would have wanted. If asked I used to request money or else vouchers so I could get something I wanted and not yet another something I didn't like or wouldn't use.

 

I am not buying any presents this year, apart from possibly for my baby niece (well my cousin's baby, but I think of my cousin as a sister so call her my niece) :wacko:

 

I would rather that those who were going to buy me a pressie went and bought themselves something nice with the money instead, or else save their money rather than waste it on something which would end up on eBay in January.

 

Bah humbug!

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I dont get many visitors all year, so less at xmas lol

I give money to my sons, mum and best friend, thats it. I dont buy for others, as id have no idea what to get them. Id hate them to hate it.

Bah humbug!

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