Friday, December 02, 2005
Oh course, if you do buy into that whole 'mad consumerism ' at Christmas lark, make sure you get exactly what your little 'un wants, otherwise Christmas will become a month long frantic dash to get this years 'MUST HAVE' gift, or face certain misery on Christmas morn.
My Mother often reminds me of the year (1983 - I think) in which she and my Father spent days and days before Christmas trying to track down an AT-AT (from Empire Strikes Back) for my xmas prezzie - after all, I'd been a good boy, so why not?
Every toy shop they went to they heard the same story "Sold out of that days ago, not expecting anymore stock until the New Year'. My Mother says it was a horrible time because I'd so pinned my hopes on getting this fantastic Kenner toy (or Palitoy for the UK distribution). They scoured almost the entire West Midlands, before finally giving up.... ...
because THEY FOUND ONE!!
And I was over the moon on Christmas morning, and still have that AT-AT now.
But then I was a special kid, kind, sensitive and appreciative. Not like modern brats which are all spoilt, ungrateful, selfish, spiteful little abortion dodgers.
Ahem, anyway, the fact is if you haven't already got the 'MUST HAVE' present for your kid, FORGET IT. Best face the fact that Christmas this year is going to be rotten, and your rugrats will be dreadfully disappointment which will undoubtedly leave them scarred (Cheers Owl) horribly in adult life, and lead to drug dependence, sexual inadequacy and most wrongly of all compassionate conservatism.
But then I'm only saying that because one of this years 'MUST HAVE' presents is the very same radio controlled Dalek I talked about back in September - and despite my Mummy ordering one for me in the first week of Sept, I've yet to receive it - sniff.
Maybe next year, eh?
Posted by Herge Smith at 1:00 am