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Rude christmas gifts
Rude CHRISTMAS GIFTS
2.ITEMS THAT WERE CLEARLY NOT WANTED ?
HOUSEHOLD ITEMS SUCH AS DECORATIONS,PICTURE frames,AND OTHER PERSONAL HOME FURNISHINGS ,UNLESS YOU KNOW FOR A FACT THAT THE PERSON WANTED THEM.Wheather they needed them is beside the matter.
Is,this right or wrong?
While I was driving home today I was listening to national public radio and they were airing a story about how rude it is to give cash for christmas.The guest on the show had a problem with stores being allowed to keep the money from unused giftcards that expired after so many months as is allowed in many states.He had the Idea that it would be better to have any unused giftcard or any unused balance on giftcards go to charity instead of to the store that sold the cards.
I can understand the correctness of not buying household items unless the person specifically asks for them,and I can see buying them a giftcard for which they can buy them on their own if they wished to.However I personally would rather have cash with where I can pick the store where I want to purchase those items myself.Limiting where I can buy them seems " to me " to be rude.
I remember when growing up,our parents never thought very much about wheather we wanted something in particular for our birthday or even Christmas.Money was tight so those things were not a priority for them.I can understand that better now that I am a grown man with bills to pay.But children whose parents can't afford everything don't always understand that,so they might feel deprived ,because they may see their friends or extended family members getting things they don't or can't have.Nothing new there.Keeping up with the "Joneses" is as old as the hills
Sometimes we are reminded that there are millions of people in the world going without the necessities of life much less gifts.That's true,so maybe we should be more mindful of that fact.
It,seems to me that we as children almost always got items we needed on our birthday and christmas.Our relatives got us clothing too.We got toys for christmas,but I can't remember us kids getting much of anything we really wanted Our parents usually guessed what we might want and they usually guessed wrong.I can only guess that our parents thought if they asked us what we wanted,that they couldn't afford it,or they thought we might get spoiled by getting what we really wanted.we never asked them outright if that was the case.As I recall ;not liking what we were given was considered to be rude and thoughtless and being spoiled .If,expectation without gratification is considered spoiled,then What can expectation with gratification be considered? "Spoiled rotten" ? That may well be true but,you would think you could expect to have at least one Christmas where you could get what you wished for.
Why,is it wrong to expect something special that everyone says this particular Holiday is for?
I know ,it was designed by merchants in order to give themselves a christmas gift of profits of which christmas is the biggest prospect,among all the other holidays,of which seem to be increasing exponentially as the years go by.