Let’s talk about who sends cards at Christmas…

Okay, group, just when I thought I was out of things to complain about at Christmas, blam!, another one hit me squarely in the face.
Let’s talk about those who send cards letting us know that, instead of buying us a gift, they chose to use the money to make a donation to some cause we’ve never heard of.  In other words, we did OUR part and bought THEM a present, but they decided to send what should have been OURS to protect the soon-to-be-extinct Hubba-Hubba monkey located deep within the Amazon Rain Forest.
Yeah, riiight! 
I think I’d like to see the receipt.  And while we’re at it, I want to know why moi isn’t getting the tax writeoff.  That was MY donation.  I didn’t get my usual gift from Bath and Body because this person felt it was important to spare another species of monkey when there are only like six million species in the Amazon jungle to begin with, and now I don’t even get to claim it on my income tax!  What’s with that?
Next year I’m going to make up a cause and tell everyone that’s where the money for their Christmas gift went.  Maybe I’ll ask for donations.  I’ll tell people I’m trying to save some rare species of butterfly because everybody loves butterflies, and then I’m going to stash every bit of that money into Charlotte Hughes’s cosmetic surgery fund.  Hello tummy tuck, liposuction, and mini facelift!  Hello to regular botox treatments.
Monkeys are a dime a dozen.  There is only one ME.  What was that?  I think I just heard a collective sigh of relief out there.

2 Responses to “Let’s talk about who sends cards at Christmas…”

  1. Amy says:

    Oh good lord. Ya know, Hughes, some people are tree hugging idiots and that donation in lieu of a gift is just plain sanctimonious.

    Cross them off your list and donate to the ‘Freshen Me Up’ fund!

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