How to avoid buying gifts this christmas
18 October 2016, 19:54
Nairobi - At my house we have never been big on any
celebration by the way; Christmas, Easter, Anniversaries, Birthdays- anything!
The day went as it came.
The most we would do is maybe cook something because
we had to eat anyway.
The kids? We liked it when people did not
come to our house and as we have aged, we have carried the attitude to worse
extents. They come, and there is more utensils to wash and people to pick up
after, they also want you to have conversation and when you are just relaxing
in your room; you are being rude. Our parents had to adjust to us and
understand us-the perks of being bright kids, our parents never press us on
issues when we said we were done, we were done! It might also be because we are
girls with attitudes, so they leave us alone.
The only type of guests we likes during
holidays are the ones we cooked for and they offered to wash the utensils or
the ones who can entertain themselves. Also the ones who leave afterwards.
Now just imagine the transition from that
to the real world, where people expect things and for you to notice some
you have a job/ business, start announcing about cash flow issues
You are struggling; some people want to
floss and show off the new bag/ shoes they bought. Someone will expect the
same. This is the time, you buy yourself something, hide it and wear next year.
Don’t even get that car, someone will be telling you, ‘Your pockets are looking
friendly, I am expecting something great this December from you!’
re-ignite that relationship that has been stale/ dead
Some people just come back to your life at
very mysterious times. They have been quite whole year then, a month before
their birthday, they come back. You are clueless because you do not remember up
until that moment they tell you it is next week and now you have to do
something. When some people reappear in your life during this period, choose to
resurrect that relationship next year.
Very bad advice for meaningful relationships
but they are the best way to explain why you did not get them anything great.
They will blame themselves which is also okay especially when they are the ones
that started it. You keep quiet and go with the flow until January.
all else fails, just be your normal broke self
Works best for unemployed people, no one
ever expects anything from you. You can try say, you were fired. That way, you
not only earn sympathy but you get sympathy/ consolation gifts as well.
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