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Now that all the money's been spent (and more)...

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Duke of York, Dec 24, 2015.

  1. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    Would it really be too much to ask that they give it a rest and knock the adverts on the head over Christmas?

    When they get around to asking my opinion of how the world could be improved, I'll tell them we need a break from being sold to for at least two days each year. The bleedin' shops are shut now for goodness sake. Get that advertising noise out of everyone's ear holes so we can start to contemplate peace on earth.

    Then once we've done that, I propose that a limit on how much can be spent on any bank account in December is imposed, so we put a stop to the idea that spending money will provide the best Christmas ever and start thinking about what it is that actually makes for a good Christmas.
    sabrinakat, kibosh, InkyP and 2 others like this.
  2. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    It's the Duke of Scrooge
  3. cuteinpuce

    cuteinpuce Star commenter

    Without adverts and materialistic excess, what would Christmas be?
  4. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    I must be a Duchess of Scrooge, as I absolutely loathe :mad::mad: :eek: eeek! but now that I've started I'll finish :mad::mad: the commercialisation at this time of year. Retail festivities, kerching kerching, the marketing super, super superlatives, the frenzy of buying.

    World, just stop it, even for one year. Please. Give us all a bit of peace.
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  5. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    Peaceful . . a time to relax and re-connect with oneself . . .
    sabrinakat likes this.
  6. ilovesooty

    ilovesooty Star commenter

    They'll have to start pushing the summer holidays now and all those Boxing day sales items.
  7. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    Talking of which, Boxing day sales have started on Amazon already . . .with many item's sale price due to run out on Christmas Day :confused::(
  8. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    Sound up LOUD

    cissy3 likes this.
  9. PussyGraves

    PussyGraves Occasional commenter

    You are such a nanny stater. People must do as you say and think as you do. Other people are not capable of making their own decisions.
  10. ShowerGel

    ShowerGel Lead commenter

    I walked round town at about 6 tonight and there were people in most shops getting everything organized for the Boxing Day sale.
    Next had closed at 3 and had done the sale racks earlier.
    It's terrible I think...
  11. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    A time for family and friends? Maybe some spirituality and religion of each and every person choice?

    Thought you'd be up for that...
  12. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    How would you know that, *****? You've only just joined.

    Edit: the asterisks spell P.ussy.
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  13. ninenotes

    ninenotes Senior commenter

    Most of the sales have already started.

    Not that I've even been looking let alone ordered anything.....

  14. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    :mad: Farcical.

    Oh, hang on though, next year I'll be having my Christmas in February so as to avoid the cynical over pricing of everything on the run up to the 25th December: Festive February.
    sabrinakat likes this.
  15. PussyGraves

    PussyGraves Occasional commenter

    I read your original post. You seem to think you know what is good for adults; rather than letting them decide for thenselves.
  16. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    When you read my original post, asterisks, you'll have noted it began with this:

    i.e. the proposal of a topic for debate which would welcome opinions from all quarters. If you have an opinion on this yourself, don't be shy about letting it be heard.
  17. PussyGraves

    PussyGraves Occasional commenter

    My opinion is that people can decide for themselves how much to spend. This aspect of their lives shoiud not be regulated by others. It something of a Victorian idea that a repectable middle class should regulate how the working class must live their lives correctly.
  18. ninenotes

    ninenotes Senior commenter

    I read in the paper last year that some people are having Christmas after Christmas Day so that they can buy presents, food, wrapping paper, etc at half price.

    What on earth do they do on Christmas Day?
  19. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

  20. ilovesooty

    ilovesooty Star commenter

    My former husband used to buy my easter egg on Easter Monday.
    sabrinakat likes this.

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