“Once again we find ourselves enmeshed in the Holiday Season, that very special time of year when we join with our loved ones in sharing centuries-old traditions such as trying to find a parking space at the mall.” — Dave Barry
E V E N S A N T A H A S H I S F I N A N C I A L L I M I T S
The word prompt this week on partner Susan and my site is STOCKING STUFFERS.
These are not the traditionally expected items we as adults expect to find in our own over sized Xmas stockings like cologne, woolen socks, perfumes or Reese’s Pieces. These are the more insidious and unexpected costs that seem to always happen around this time of the holiday season.
Last year the car needed a new set of tires and so I had to re allocate my intended gift buying savings to purchase the tires so that I could be mobile enough to visit the shopping malls and spend even more money trying to balance the whole Christmas – family gift scenario.
This year the sudden appearance of a dental problem on one of my front teeth will set me back a few dollars to repair so that I can make merry at the appropriate Christmas dinner and not spoil the festive spirit by moping loudly about an aching front tooth. Bah . Humbug.
I am sure that I am not the only person in the world that this happens to and that many of you have also experienced this same situation that has turned you from a jolly Xmas elf into a first rate Grinch lacking any trace of the festive season ahead.
Susan and myself invite you to tell us of your own experiences with this unplanned holiday situation. Be as forthcoming as you wish and we will all appreciate your plight and offer our best wishes to you.
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