Shopping (again) today, for christmas decorations this time. Wherever we went there was the usual baubles…. snowflakes, icicles, reindeer, candy canes, angels, robins, gingerbread and shoes. Yep shoes, little glittery stilettos amongst the other traditional decorations. We laughed at how random it was, and how abserd they were, but you know every shop stocked their own little version.
So its gotten me to thinking is the shoe decoration actually a more valid representation of christmas as we know it. After all how many of us have seen a real life robin? Who is still religious enough to believe in angels and santa. Something that we do believe in very strongly is materialism. After all its what christmas has really become about hasn’t it, money amd present. The saying is that ‘it’s the thought that counts’, but if given a small present its most likely many of us would react negatively. The bigger the present, the more we care, seems to be the current motto. Should we have camera and mobile decorations, bags, shoes, games and sweets. Just a thought.
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I am the absolute worst at Christmas shopping. Why? Because I am too easily distract by all the nice new things that I’d like for myself.
For example take ‘black friday’, another american idea which is slowely seeping over the pond to the uk. I heard ridiculous stories of cut price electronics at asda; tales of fighting and broken arms, £99 wide screen tellys and countless articles on where the best deals were to be found. Right I thought. I’ll have a bit of that (cheap deals, not broken limbs) and got myself online.
Now I probably should mention that ive been after a new camera for around two years, a nice dinky one that will be easy to carry around and also take decent shots. I don’t want to sound too frivolous.
So cameras I thought, I should look into camera deals. But other things were tempting me too, in the end I found a nice little one £199 originally, £69 on offer. At the checkout I found a coupon online that bumped an extra £30 off my bill. Feeling very smug with myself, I told myself it wasnt even my money paying for it, I’d use my tip money and so all is good.
But now I found myself considering what to do with the rest of my tip money. For months I had been considering putting it towards a tablet, with this in mind and plenty of internet trawling later I found a 7” tablet on offer for under £100. Then I saw the newer model for £139, with an offer of £40 in free vouchers. I’ll get the better one I thought. But then I did some measurements and it wouldnt be a hell of a lot bigger than my phone. Hmmm. Dilema. Should I
I go for the 8” tablet for double the price, anyway in the end mum talked me into the full size version.
Giddy with excitement I practically skipped home, but actually felt a little bit sick too with the thought of how gluttonous I’d been lately, lavishing myself with expensive trinkets. Feeling guilty that I’d spoilt myself so. I tried to rationalise it, telling myself 70% of my purchases had been with tip/ change money, that I’d been after these things for a while now. Then I marvelled at how different me and my brother are. Every month he spends every penny of his pay on whatever happens to catch his eye at the time, then theres me who thinks about something for months, compares every avalible option and only when I am certain I have the best deal so out and buy it.
So I still cant decide if ive been too materialistic. But I can say im enjoying typing this up on my new tab.
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