Well, it is that time of the year again and pretty soon many of you will be wondering what gifts to give to a variety of friends and relatives. Aside from advising against buying presents at the local drugstore - I tried that one year and the reviews were unkind - you might want to consider books.
For example, let's say there are some young children on your list, some elementary schoolers. "How to Make Presentations to Councils and Boards" by Michael Wade would be a memorable stocking stuffer. Chances are you'd hear about that gift for years. It is not hard to imagine the tears of joy.
Or that irrasible uncle, the one who has been a constant worry lest his loose mouth cause him to lose his job and move in with you. Being a sensitive soul, he'd probably welcome a copy of "All I Said Was: What Every Supervisor, Employee, and Team Should Know to Avoid Insults, Lawsuits, and the Six O'Clock News" by Michael Wade. You can picture him reading it aloud to his friends at the bar. They'll beg him to loan them his copy, but he'll refuse. One doesn't part with cherished things.
I'd mention some other items, but my mind has gone blank. I wonder what's in this egg nog.