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Cry...awww, HECK NO!

Hope nobody is related to her, unless she is independantly-wealthy, holding her own credit cards.
THIS commercial scares me - we've had friends stuck with wives like this.
"Merry XMAS, Dear! WE're 'financially-ruined', but our friends and family simply LOVE their gifts!..."
'Gifts'='Sacrifice beyond reason or sensibility'.
 
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I know what will stop this wench in her tracks! Make her take off her shoes after a day of being the gifter and make her smell her own footsie stank! Then, force the CEO and ad agency of this Axis of Retail to take a whiff. 
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Ugggh.  "Gifting is about to get serious."  Joyless.  Obsessive.  This is exactly what I dislike about Christmas. 

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It's too bad this commercial is so obnoxious because I love shopping for Christmas gifts and usually get a good number of them from TJMaxx/Marshall's/Homegoods. Cute stuff for a decent price. I love picking things out that I think people will really enjoy. Doesn't have to be expensive, just thoughtful. This commercial is just annoying though - too bad because they're a great place to shop.
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Originally posted by KrissyBean KrissyBean wrote:

It's too bad this commercial is so obnoxious because I love shopping for Christmas gifts and usually get a good number of them from TJMaxx/Marshall's/Homegoods. Cute stuff for a decent price. I love picking things out that I think people will really enjoy. Doesn't have to be expensive, just thoughtful. This commercial is just annoying though - too bad because they're a great place to shop.
 
I can't imagine buying clothes for someone else when I don't even like buying them for myself.  How am I supposed to know what size they are or what style/color they like/dislike?  Whenever I've tried, it always seems to fall flat, no matter how much effort I put into it.  So I learned not to bother. 
 
I dunno how women do these things...let alone enjoy doing them. 
 
 
 
 
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Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

Originally posted by KrissyBean KrissyBean wrote:

It's too bad this commercial is so obnoxious because I love shopping for Christmas gifts and usually get a good number of them from TJMaxx/Marshall's/Homegoods. Cute stuff for a decent price. I love picking things out that I think people will really enjoy. Doesn't have to be expensive, just thoughtful. This commercial is just annoying though - too bad because they're a great place to shop.
 
I can't imagine buying clothes for someone else when I don't even like buying them for myself.  How am I supposed to know what size they are or what style/color they like/dislike?  Whenever I've tried, it always seems to fall flat, no matter how much effort I put into it.  So I learned not to bother. 
 
I dunno how women do these things...let alone enjoy doing them. 
 
Big smileNow wait a minute! When I've had the opportunity to get into the proper XMAS Spirits, I don't so much mind 'shopping for others'. When it comes to clothes, the more atrocious, the better. Usually either one size too small, or too large, also.
Then I talk the lucky giftee into wearing the present for a picture. 
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I've gotten some great atrocious clothes over the years, Pa.  I once got a shiny disco shirt featuring photos of Dutch Masters paintings with the face of Mickey Mouse superimposed over the subjects.  I also got a groovy 1970-ish Playboy brand shirt with naked Vargas women strategically hidden behind bushes along with "saucy" cartoon captions beneath them.  That girl who gave it to me in the 80s, proudly told me she got it at a thrift store for $1.

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Aha!  Here it is!  Well, not exactly.  Mine had captions.  This one doesn't.  Also, mine was some kinda crinkly material.
 
 
 
 
 
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Why, that is simply 'gag-worthy'! The perfect thing to wear when forced to go meet a bunch of people you never wanted to know. I used to have a pair of white pants that had thick green and red stripes going opposite directions - would have gone perfect with that shirt.

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Originally posted by PaWolf PaWolf wrote:

Why, that is simply 'gag-worthy'! The perfect thing to wear when forced to go meet a bunch of people you never wanted to know. I used to have a pair of white pants that had thick green and red stripes going opposite directions - would have gone perfect with that shirt.

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Sounds nice!
 
Problem with wearing this sorta stuff is that, after a certain age, people just think you're senile.
 
 
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Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

Originally posted by KrissyBean KrissyBean wrote:

It's too bad this commercial is so obnoxious because I love shopping for Christmas gifts and usually get a good number of them from TJMaxx/Marshall's/Homegoods. Cute stuff for a decent price. I love picking things out that I think people will really enjoy. Doesn't have to be expensive, just thoughtful. This commercial is just annoying though - too bad because they're a great place to shop.
 
I can't imagine buying clothes for someone else when I don't even like buying them for myself.  How am I supposed to know what size they are or what style/color they like/dislike?  Whenever I've tried, it always seems to fall flat, no matter how much effort I put into it.  So I learned not to bother. 
 
I dunno how women do these things...let alone enjoy doing them. 
 
 
 
 
 
Lol. Thor, you don't HAVE to buy someone clothes.... you can get them something else, you know. It is kind of tough - you just kind of have to have an inkling for it. It's weird. Or maybe it's just a woman thing. The clothes I've bought for my fiancee, mother, brother, friends have all been well received - even worn on numerous occasions! But yeah - I just love trying to pick out the perfect thing (clothes or not) for someone and then seeing them open it. I dunno.... it's the part of Christmas that I love!
 
I've always wanted to be a personal shopper, though. What a sweet job. Thor - I'm available if you need help.LOL 
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Thanks, Krissy. LOL   
 
At this point, though, I'm down to the gift-cards-or-cash method of Christmas shopping.  Kids get cash; adults get gift cards.  Even the gift card decision is one I have trouble with.  For guys, it's Lowe's or Best Buy.  For women, I can't even guess what stores they like, so I get 'em gift cards for the mall.  They're redeemable at any store in the mall.
 
That's how bad it is.  LOL
 
I think that not having to shop, is one of the perks of being married---for guys.  They just let their wives do it.  None of my male friends actually do any actual shopping.  For my birthday a few weeks ago, a good buddy gave me a gasoline card and his wife got me this beautiful fleece jacket.
 
 
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Originally posted by KrissyBean KrissyBean wrote:

Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

Originally posted by KrissyBean KrissyBean wrote:

It's too bad this commercial is so obnoxious because I love shopping for Christmas gifts and usually get a good number of them from TJMaxx/Marshall's/Homegoods. Cute stuff for a decent price. I love picking things out that I think people will really enjoy. Doesn't have to be expensive, just thoughtful. This commercial is just annoying though - too bad because they're a great place to shop.
 
I can't imagine buying clothes for someone else when I don't even like buying them for myself.  How am I supposed to know what size they are or what style/color they like/dislike?  Whenever I've tried, it always seems to fall flat, no matter how much effort I put into it.  So I learned not to bother. 
 
I dunno how women do these things...let alone enjoy doing them. 
 
 
 
 
 
Lol. Thor, you don't HAVE to buy someone clothes.... you can get them something else, you know. It is kind of tough - you just kind of have to have an inkling for it. It's weird. Or maybe it's just a woman thing. The clothes I've bought for my fiancee, mother, brother, friends have all been well received - even worn on numerous occasions! But yeah - I just love trying to pick out the perfect thing (clothes or not) for someone and then seeing them open it. I dunno.... it's the part of Christmas that I love!
 
I've always wanted to be a personal shopper, though. What a sweet job. Thor - I'm available if you need help.LOL 
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Thanks, Krissy. LOL    
 

At this point, though, I'm down to the gift-cards-or-cash method of Christmas shopping.  Kids get cash; adults get gift cards.  Even the gift card decision is one I have trouble with.  For guys, it's Lowe's or Best Buy.  For women, I can't even guess what stores they like, so I get 'em gift cards for the mall.  They're redeemable at any store in the mall.

 

That's how bad it is.  LOL

 

I think that not having to shop, is one of the perks of being married---for guys.  They just let their wives do it.  None of my male friends actually do any actual shopping.  For my birthday a few weeks ago, a good buddy gave me a gasoline card and his wife got me this beautiful fleece jacket.

 

 


Thor, You know most banks have gift cards as well? They pretty much work as debit cards, online of offline, and the most I've ever paid is about $4-5 per card.
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Thor, You know most banks have gift cards as well? They pretty much work as debit cards, online of offline, and the most I've ever paid is about $4-5 per card.
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If'n ya really WANT to spend the $4-5 bucks, just grab a pre-paid MasterCard or VisaCard from ANYWHERE, and load some money on it, then turn it over. Can be used almost anywhere, cash can even be had, if desired.
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^most of those tend to be reloadable, though, whereas the bank versions are one-time load.

I dunno...giving someone a reloadable card feels a bit cheaper for some reason...might just be me.
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^most of those tend to be reloadable, though, whereas the bank versions are one-time load.

I dunno...giving someone a reloadable card feels a bit cheaper for some reason...might just be me.
 
I didn't know they were reloadable.  Maybe I can go online and transfer money from my credit card to the Visa cards I've already given to people.  Christmas gift-giving could become as effortless as paying my gas bill.  Actually, even easier, as paying my gas bill requires I pick up the phone and plod my way through all those annoying questions they insist on asking me.
 
 
'Tis the season!
 
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Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

Originally posted by Codtaro Codtaro wrote:

^most of those tend to be reloadable, though, whereas the bank versions are one-time load.

I dunno...giving someone a reloadable card feels a bit cheaper for some reason...might just be me.
 
I didn't know they were reloadable.  Maybe I can go online and transfer money from my credit card to the Visa cards I've already given to people.  Christmas gift-giving could become as effortless as paying my gas bill.  Actually, even easier, as paying my gas bill requires I pick up the phone and plod my way through all those annoying questions they insist on asking me.
 
 
'Tis the season!
 
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Thanks, Krissy. LOL   
 
At this point, though, I'm down to the gift-cards-or-cash method of Christmas shopping.  Kids get cash; adults get gift cards.  Even the gift card decision is one I have trouble with.  For guys, it's Lowe's or Best Buy.  For women, I can't even guess what stores they like, so I get 'em gift cards for the mall.  They're redeemable at any store in the mall.
 
That's how bad it is.  LOL
 
I think that not having to shop, is one of the perks of being married---for guys.  They just let their wives do it.  None of my male friends actually do any actual shopping.  For my birthday a few weeks ago, a good buddy gave me a gasoline card and his wife got me this beautiful fleece jacket.
 
 
Last year I gave my Granddaughters Visa gift cards from my bank which they could use anywere. They felt very "grown up" with their own "credit" cards. I later came to my senses. Do I really want to teach young girls that credit cards are cool? This year I will teach them that paying cash is really cooler.
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Last year I gave my Granddaughters Visa gift cards from my bank which they could use anywere. They felt very "grown up" with their own "credit" cards. I later came to my senses. Do I really want to teach young girls that credit cards are cool? This year I will teach them that paying cash is really cooler.
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Every payday, I buy a few rolls of half-dollar and one-dollar coins, along with a bunch of Canadian one and two dollar coins.
I scan all for silver and if they may be rare, then spend 'em everywhere!
Of course, everyone in Canada knows what one and two dollar coins are; they're made because the Canadians figured out long ago they are MUCH less expensive to maintain and $2 is a usual parking meter feed. U.S. kids get confused by them.
U.S. Kennedy halves confuse the heck out of kids.
Good example: I bought $4 worth of food at Wendy's, a while back; handed the girl *8* Kennedys.
She asked me what they were and what country they were from.
I 'educated' her...then she asked me "How many are in a Dollar?"
Then she asked me who the "cute guy on the front is, and, is he single?"
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