Tuesday, October 26, 2010
I just read about a product that would be "perfect for neighbor gifts or stocking stuffers for coworkers." Whoa, hold on. Why do I have to buy these people presents? Because I happened to get a job at the same company as them? Or moved near them? It's one thing if I'm actually friends with someone, but why am I socially obligated to buy things for people simply because of their physical proximity to me? It just seems like a big ball of stress-making. I'm really going to try not to get roped into this kind of stuff. I have enough trouble mustering up the holiday spirit to buy gifts for my friends and relatives, now I have to come up with something cute and clever and cost-effective for everyone I routinely come in contact with? No thank you.