Saturday, December 17, 2011

Click Click

Between Amazon and a few more exotic locales such as the Vermont Country Store, I figure my Christmas shopping can be handled in an hour of clicking with plenty of time to spare.

This is how it should be.

The thought of trudging through regular stores has little appeal. I might have to visit a Bed, Bath and Beyond for at least one gift but once that trek is over, all will be completed.

Since my family asks for little - there are monks who are more materialistic - the gift list is short. We are long past the days when my exhausted wife would give detailed accounts of fruitless searches for the latest Transformer toy while I sipped coffee and pretended to listen. (Just kidding!)

Now I do most of the shopping and we are much more mellow. And what is the sound of mellow? Click. Click.


Wally Bock said...

Since I like neither recreational shopping nor crowds, the net has been a boon for many years now. Since we do a gift draw, there are few presents that require buying, even though there are a lot of people in my wife's family. The result is that Christmas will be a great family time, with much food and drink and fellowship and stories. For how it could be I refer you to Tom Lehrer's Christmas Carol ( )

Michael Wade said...


I thought I'd heard every Tom Lehrer song but I'd missed that one.