The holidays sure seem to fuck people up. Normally rational people I know get all strung out about buying gifts for their family and friends and it depresses me. Seeing all this compulsitory gift giving makes me mad, especially when my friends feel the need to spend spend spend just so your greedy peeps can judege how much people love them by the amount of crap under their tree. Sorry, but your families suck if they make you feel like that.
If gifts don’t mean something, they should mean nothing at all but be incredibly useful.
So, in the spirit of self-disclosure, I thought I would tell you some of my favorite mean-nothing gifts to get any time of year:
- A big box of name brand trash bags
- Paper towels, kitchen towels and bath towels
- Manila folders
- Magazine and journal subscriptions
- A job
Of course they do mean something I guess; people who know these are my favorite things besides books, money and handmade art are actually thinking of me when they wrap up the paper products.
I guess I am just a bitch.
No surprise there.