Inane Christmas advice has begun

I saw it yesterday on Twitter already and I expect it to only increase in the next few weeks. The well intentioned people who tell others not to give gifts during Christmas but to donate to a charity in the other person’s name. 

Now, don’t get me wrong, for people who have everything, that is a great idea. But when I couldn’t afford any nice things? I would have been so upset if my mother/ partner/ grandmother/ etc had given the money to a charity instead of giving me the stuff I needed and otherwise wasn’t able to buy.

Also, why do people feel it is their duty to “advice” others on the subject? The righteousness annoys me. Just freaking spend your money the way you see fit and leave others to make their own decisions already. People are not so dumb so as not to be able to realize for themselves if they want to donate to a charity of their choice.

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