Dec 20 2007
I was following a Yahoo Answers! discussion on whether or not it is bad to give cash as a gift for Christmas. The two main reasons against giving cash were:
1. Cash is impersonal, it’s more thoughtful to pick out a gift for someone
2. If you give a certain amount to someone it creates the expectation that they should give the same to you.
Today I got a card with cash in it, and I thought it was the coolest thing. My teeth are about to fall off from all the candy canes people have been dropping off for me so the cash was actually more personal than impersonal. And the fact that my friend did not worry about me feeling pressured to give a gift of same value to her makes it even cooler.
Here’s to the best gift I got this season:
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