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So we have this stupid gift exchange at work for Christmas. Minimum is $10, no limit if you want to go higher. I can guarantee $10 is all anyone will spend.
I want to drop $22 per gift and get a couple Amazon Dots. I wouldn’t want one, but the younger group of people I work with will be like seagulls at the dump fighting over them.
Wife wants to go to Penny’s or WalMart and get some sock slippers or kitchen spatula set. She said the $22 was too much and imbalancing the gift exchange.
I’d rather spend a little extra and get people what they’ll really use. A portable speaker that will listen and play music and allow you to order from Amazon, spy on you for some agency, etc. Great gift. Kids would love it.





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I have this problem my whole fucking life. Spend a little more and be nice. Your moral choices are accounted for by karma, not your bank balance.


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$12 to get frustrated with the wife...? Not remotely worth it, especially considering you want to spend MORE! Big Grin

Nothing moral about secret santa gifts either. Get em a $10 woopie cushion! Wink
 
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They will fight over a $10.00 scratch off.
 
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See, that's what happens when you involve her. Wink



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Your wife is frustrating? Guess you haven't been married long. Get used to it, its a way of life.

The work around is to do as you please and the prior poster was right, you shouldn't involve her.


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Laughing hard at your phraseology here: "I wouldn’t want one, but the younger group of people I work with will be like seagulls at the dump fighting over them."
 
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It's not smart, but it's a speaker... and it's nine bucks.

Best Buy link.

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"like seagulls at the dump"

I've got to find a way to use that line tomorrow! Big Grin




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Okay, trying to reply in order here.

Been married 15 years. Not new to the game. We agree on most things.

She works at the same company. Impossible to not include her.

I appreciate that a few of you appreciate seagulls at the dump. It’s one of those phrases that always brings a smile to my face.





Imagine if everyone refused to accept mediocrity. Imagine if everyone gave their best, and refused to settle for half assed crap.
 
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The power cords look like they're about $10. Buy the $22 dot, remove the cord, and gift it separately. Big Grin


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Originally posted by Beancooker:
Okay, trying to reply in order here.

Been married 15 years. Not new to the game. We agree on most things.

She works at the same company. Impossible to not include her.

I appreciate that a few of you appreciate seagulls at the dump. It’s one of those phrases that always brings a smile to my face.


Easy, let her buy her cheesy $10 gift to give out and you buy the $22 gift you want to give.....
 
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Looks like you're going to Spatula City:

https://youtu.be/2XbCWmY0eqY


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