December 16th, 2003

I've had it with these snakes.

economics of christmas

I don't have a job, right? So I don't actually have any money coming in to me. Which means that everything I spend on gifts really comes from my dad. In the case of friends and whatnot, it's just like the money he's alloted me to spend, on whatever...myself...the, etc. But when I spend it on gifts for my dad, he is, in essence, intrusting me with his cash to spend on things he may or may not want. I mean...don't get me wrong, I don't think gift giving is a bad thing... I've just come to realize that it's inefficent. for the same money, he could get something he really wanted. So, you say--ask him specifically want he'd like, right? But then that takes all the surprise out of it, and I am just running an errand: getting something he wants with his money, AND THEN making him wait for it. aw well. Someday, I will have and maintain a job long enough to provide me with my own christmas spending money. but today is not that day.
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