To reduce my holiday stress level and focus on what's really imporant, this year I decided to participate in No-Shopping Christmas and sent the following email to my friends:Here are some of the loving replies I received:This year I'm doing my best to participate in No-Shopping Christmas: http://www.kuro5hin.org/story/2003/10/28/112522/71
Basically this means that I ain't getting shit for you, and I don't want you to get shit for me :)
Instead of getting stressed out at the mall, I'm making a commitment to spend more time with my family and friends. Isn't that what Christmas should be all about?
Anyhow, please send me a reply to confirm that I'm off your gift list (as if I was ever on it) and optionally to tell me what a lazy ass I am.
"What do you mean I'm not getting my xmas gift? What's this BS about spending time with people you care about.... you suck... hey, do you need money?"
"i think bryan is one cheap ass bitch!"
"i think bryan is the worst intellectual man whore alive! I willing to betcha that this email didn't get sent to his harem of lady friends!"
"What kinda cheap ass cop out is this?? This is the season of giving and I'll give you a curb stomping if you don't shell out the dough for that Lexus spoiler I need ;)"
"i am sending this email to everyone i know to reveal what a cheapass bryan is! please forward this email to everyone you know and you will receive a free microsoft product..."
"Hmm... you're just angling for dinner invitations aren't you? Cutting down on your food and drink budget is the first sign of a cheap-ass bastard. Well, all you're getting for dinner at our place is KD and Mr. Noodles then"
On a serious note, what do you guys think? Is no gifts for Christmas a good idea or a bad idea?