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Tuesday, December 13, 2005 

A gift horse...

I received one of those corporate gift sets you see doing the rounds at Christmas time. Well, the (previous) company actually called me to come and fetch it from the office. Their benevolence knows no boundaries. Usually the sets are given to you by business people/acquaintances whom you have dealt with over the course of the year. The one I received contained a bottle of liquor and set of nice glasses in a little wooden case. Also included was a card wishing me a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year. So cute… They are a little cheesy, I know, but it is a gift nonetheless and I like receiving gifts. Even when in some cases you now the only reason they are giving this you is to suck up and ensure that you will do business with them in the new year. If I had my way, I would spike some of the bottles with laxatives. It will be the ideal way to let some people know just how much crap you had to put up with in dealing with them and their unreasonable demands. Sweet revenge, even when it is at Christmas time!

Our company gives to charity on behalf of our clients instead of giving them gifts. It's even cheesier, but at least it can't be misconstrued as a bribe.

This year we paid for RoundAbout to build one of those merry-go-rounds that pumps water, and to keep it operating for 10 years. It makes us feel kind of warm and fuzzy inside.

Well, it is for a good cause and my humanitarian alter buys into it, cheesy as it may be. Lord knows, we have many needy ppl in this country of ours. My only question is, "Why only at Xmas time"?

A company that does our advertising sent a box of six mince pies to our office yesterday. In the past year they have invoiced us over £500,000.00. I for one will be doubling that budget next year.

merry christmas!!

i missed you. :(

Happy New Year!!

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