You know, as a techie you hear all sorts of things ~ clients sometimes see you as everything from emotional punch bag, through Samaritan, to agony aunt.
It’s kind of understandable though, as the years go on and you see clients quite often, they become like friends.
It’s in this capacity I’m hearing more and more complaints about the commercialism inherent in the festive period.
The line “Christmas is just too commercial” rings true about once every two or three days, from one client or another. Usually from those a little longer in the tooth…
The truth is of course, a little wide of theÂ perceived.
Christmas IS still a time for friends and families to get together and share things (some people I only get to see at this time of year!). There ARE still feelings of ‘glad tidings’ about too, you just have to give them to receive them.
If you think that the commercial aspect of Christmas is all pervasive, just choose to not get involved!
You really don’t have to fuel the ever increasing shops profits at this time of year ~ or brave the masses, all clamouring for the ‘bargains’ at the local department store.
This Christmas, I have managed to saunter through buying AND wrapping my gifts, by the simple method of forward planning.
We (as a couple) enjoy a stroll through the January sales, buying those little nick-nacks for stocking fillers, and/or getting things like decorations, wrapping paper and those funky sparkly paper gift bags.
Obviously, if you are a fashion victim and absolutely MUST have the latest fad in decorations, this little bit ofÂ forethoughtÂ won’t be for you.
With the majority of the little things purchased and stored for next Christmas, we shopped online for the gifts we wanted to give.
A few Home deliveries and a bout of wrapping later, and we are about done :)
Once this little plan was in operation, I was free to enjoy the shopping experiences we undertook ~ safe in the knowledge it wasn’t all panic!
Organised for once?
Oh dear – in this technological world which we live in, the UK is severly lagging behind in terms of available speed:
The top 10 speedy nations:
We rank 21st!
This on the back ofÂ 4G mobile phone network comes to Scandinavia
Only 100mb/s second download on a MOBILE network!!!
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