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Don't get me wrong. I like getting gifts, but I see some issues with the way we've set things up. To start, it encourages people (especially kids) to be spoiled, greedy brats. I personally have been one, and don't sit there smirking like you haven't.
Second is the whole surprise thing. For a month or so, I have to be careful when shopping with my relatives because I might accidentally see a gift they got me. And my memory can be terrible, but when it comes to things I don't really want to remember, guess what? I can't forget them. Which means I've got to act surprised about something I've actually known about for a while.
There's also the shopping I'll have to do. I'm not always sure what my friend/relative wants or already has. And not everyone is so kind as to give me a list. So, I end up having to guess.
Anyway, I really need to do some shopping or else it'll be New Year's before I have everything ready. Or I could just make everybody cookies.
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So how much or how little stress does this aspect of December cause you?
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