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Old 27th December 2007, 00:46   #20
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What trouble? Honestly, I'd rather get nothing at all than a gift card.

It feels to me as if most people buy gift cards simply because they think they're obligated to get something for that person. If you really want to get me something, try to find me something that's a tad bit more personal than plastic money.

I'd much more enjoy a gift that you took some time to pick out, something that says, "After all the time that I've known you, I picked this out for you because I thought it would be something that you would really like or could really use or would really mean a lot to you." No, it may not be something that you really want, and you may not even use it all that often, but I take comfort and appreciation in the fact that what was given to me had some actual thought behind it.

Hell, I'd rather take this than a fucking gift card. At least Aunt Clara was thinking of Ralphie when she made, even if she labored under the delusion that he was not only perpetually 4 years old, but also a girl.

To me, it really is the thought that counts.

Spiral out, my friend. You will find your way back to yourself, we all will.
I'll be waiting, and shall see you on the other side...
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