The Present of Presence

I have a friend that works for an internet retailer as the manager of the customer service department. Let us call him Lando: I am quite fond of that name thanks to the character from the Star Wars movies — we can put aside the issue of Lando Calrissian’s being snubbed on most posters for the movies on another day — Lando told me that, as the days numbering down to the winter holidays have quickly dwindled, the number of angry callers has grown exponentially.

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Substantial Gifts Without Substance

The well worn out question regarding gift-giving is “What do you get for someone who has everything?” If you have someone in your life whose living space is filled to the limit thanks to having way too much stuff, this question is particularly useful. What if you want to give a gift that’s not just going to sit on a shelf and collect dust, or wear out in a few years?

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