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Crackers at Christmas

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Crackers at Christmas

As Mum buys three hundred presents for her three kids.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-isle-of-man-35061247

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Well I guess we better start a witch hunt against her then...

Or maybe not. Like she says, she's not on benefits, what she does with her money is her business.

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Have to agree that it is nobody else's business but hers.

 

I have had words with my own daughter who spent hundreds on presents for my granddaughter both last year and again this year (she is now 15 months old). I tried suggesting she spends a little less saving the remainder till she is a bit older and can appreciate and even remember what was bought for her. Let's face it, at that age the box it came in and the shiny wrapping paper is probably much more interesting than the actual presentRoll eyes

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Yes at a young age wrapping paper and boxes are the top most wanted presents.

 

Maybe a lot of that Mum's presents are essentials for growing kids like clothes and shoes? Who knows she could be turning every day stuff into fun objects. After all you can wrap anything.

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Well there you go.

Personally, I think it's somewhat amoral..... and crackers Crazy2

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So a tin of assorted chocolates each is now 300 presents cos they're individually wrapped? Funny

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One day the children will realise that money doesn't grow on trees (not even Christmas ones).

The woman is on the Isle of Man, how hard can it be to find her? Laugh

A relative of mine used to dress her two-year-old in designer clothes, seemingly oblivious to the wastefulness of the exercise.

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twocvbloke wrote:

So a tin of assorted chocolates each is now 300 presents


They must be big tins. If the tins around here get any smaller you'll be lucky to get a couple of dozen.Sad

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Minivanman wrote:

Well there you go.

Personally, I think it's somewhat amoral..... and crackers Crazy2


 

it's more amoral and crackers that would think it's amoral and crackers and the first place.
unless you've never spent a single penny on anything that could be considered "non-essential" then you are in no place pass judgment.

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A relative of mine used to dress her two-year-old in designer clothes, seemingly oblivious to the wastefulness of the exercise.


but it's their money to waste on whatever they want to, so what's the issue?

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They must be big tins. If the tins around here get any smaller you'll be lucky to get a couple of dozen.Sad

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Well we all work within a framework of sense and sensibility chenks and we all set our own boundaries. I just happen to think that giving kids so many presents is crackers. 

So there you go. 

 

 

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yes but that particular person clearly doesn't think it is.
what they choose to spend their money on is up to them.
it certainly doesn't need you or the BBC passing judgment.

i'm sure there will be plenty of people that think what you spend money on is "crackers", but would you like it commented on by the public?
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Re: Crackers at Christmas

An old man, a boy & a donkey were going to town.
The boy rode on the donkey & the old man walked.
As they went along they passed some people who remarked it was a shame the
old man was walking and the boy was riding.
The man and boy thought maybe the critics were right, so they changed positions.
Then, later, they passed some people who remarked, 'What a shame, he makes that
little boy walk.'
So they then decided they'd both walk!
Soon they passed some more people who thought they were stupid to walk when they
had a decent donkey to ride.
So, they both rode the donkey.
Now they passed some people who shamed them by saying how
awful to put such a load on a poor donkey.
The boy and man figured they were probably right, so they decide to carry the
donkey.
As they crossed the bridge, they lost their grip on the animal and he fell into the river and
drowned.

The moral of the story?
If you try to please everyone, you might as well...
Kiss your ass goodbye!

Have a nice day @chenks76 and be careful with your donkey!

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Of course it's their money and they are free to spend it as they wish, but one can't help wondering if social media doesn't have something to do with it: Post the picture of your overburdened Christmas tree, and it will get shared, reposted etc., and you'll continue to live happily in the deluded belief that you have a million friends.