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Thankfully, nobody has bought me a festive ash-tray and matching lighter, this year, for I do not smoke!

I obviously got no "presents" this year as God says I have enough shit already, and also I have no friends!

Is anyone else as happy a I am? :blink:

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I'm lying on a tropical beach with a well made piece of ebony.

Thank God for pagan festivals :blink:

I'm putting on the "ancient robes" for the ritual stealing of the Church Bell, from Felching Barton Priory! I'm not looking forward to his, as I'm driving again! And I don't have the estate car any more! :blink:

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I snagged a fair few bargains at the supermarket last night, so it ain't all bad. And most of my gifts are edible which is better than the tat I see others getting.

Xmas truly is the ignoble festival of a consumerist society. Santa is the embodiment of the credit card bringing you endless possessions on tick.

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I got an interesting present this time round, which surprised me. My sister bought me a water flossing "thing". I've never got the hang of normal flossing. This gizmo uses a water jet to clean between your teeth. It may sound like a non-starter, but let me tell you this thing is lethal. It's apparently 50% more effective than normal flossing.

Generally though I think this year is a turning point for me in what I buy. I'm so tired of Made In China trash. From my wife I picked out a beautiful ornamental slice of Agate rock from Brazil. I want things that will LAST.

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Generally though I think this year is a turning point for me in what I buy. I'm so tired of Made In China trash. From my wife I picked out a beautiful ornamental slice of Agate rock from Brazil. I want things that will LAST.

How many USB ports has it got?

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I got an interesting present this time round, which surprised me. My sister bought me a water flossing "thing". I've never got the hang of normal flossing. This gizmo uses a water jet to clean between your teeth. It may sound like a non-starter, but let me tell you this thing is lethal. It's apparently 50% more effective than normal flossing.

Generally though I think this year is a turning point for me in what I buy. I'm so tired of Made In China trash. From my wife I picked out a beautiful ornamental slice of Agate rock from Brazil. I want things that will LAST.

Keep an eye out or that Agate in your local charity shops over the next month or two.

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Keep an eye out or that Agate in your local charity shops over the next month or two.

For some reason I am amused by that! :blink: See me after assembly in the staff room! ;)

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Yes, I remember commenting to some friends a while back that I wish some would cut out the middle man and donate any present directly to the charity shop.

Anything advertised as a giftset is the worst. Thoughtless, worthless presents designed to tick the lowest common denominator boxes.

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Yes, I remember commenting to some friends a while back that I wish some would cut out the middle man and donate any present directly to the charity shop.

Anything advertised as a giftset is the worst. Thoughtless, worthless presents designed to tick the lowest common denominator boxes.

Dave Gorman made the distinction between a present and a gift:

Its quite a simple concept "presents" are things that you would actually buy for your self: books, clothing, perfume etc. "Gifts" are those things that are created especially for giving and are not something you'd not buy for yourself

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It's taken a while but I've managed to convince half my family that I don't want gifts, but money to something specific. I want a decent rucksack as some of the modern £150+ ones are just so good, the weight distribution is ace and they have a moulded back allowing air to circulate and cool your back. So notes in a card please and I am accumulating the money (we don't do big presents!) in a pot and when it hits the target I will buy it and show people what they've been buying me.

Obviously I could nip out and buy it tomorrow, but then I'd back to gift sets and "what do you want?" questions.

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Dave Gorman made the distinction between a present and a gift:

Its quite a simple concept "presents" are things that you would actually buy for your self: books, clothing, perfume etc. "Gifts" are those things that are created especially for giving and are not something you'd not buy for yourself

Sarah! You are sounding like my ex-wife! :ph34r: Except we obviously had it the wrong way round! We always reckoned a "present" was a token gesture, but a "gift" really was for you! :(

You too! In my office after assembly! ;)

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Sarah! You are sounding like my ex-wife! :ph34r: Except we obviously had it the wrong way round! We always reckoned a "present" was a token gesture, but a "gift" really was for you! :(

You too! In my office after assembly! ;)

There is a definite distinction whatever way round you call it.

Do they have assembly anymore?

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There is a definite distinction whatever way round you call it.

Do they have assembly anymore?

I have no idea! I used to avoid "assembly" with all the Catholics and Jews, and Islamiics! And Hindus too!

God was too good for us! :blink: I always found that strange! :blink:

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