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The Parent Trap!
Other Gifts for Parents
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Other Gifts for Parents
Date: 21/12/00, updated on 06/12/01 (33 review reads)
Advantages: The Reward of Loving Embraces.
Disadvantages: The Pain of Invention.
How many pairs of socks and shelves of delph does it take to make you realise that your parents deserve a bit more? In my case about enough socks to keep a centipede warm and enough delph to simultaneously feed an army. This year I decided I would give the thinking process for parent gifts a bit more than the fleeting 2 second lightbulb I usually give it.
After 2 days of constant browsing things were looking decidedly dastardly. Push comes to shove and the crowds at every retail outlet I visited made it a close to an intolerable experience. Added to the trauma of pseudo dancing with other shoppers there was the tribulation of having my backpack getting involved in a violent struggle with an unsteady vase and the resulting smash at last giving the other shoppers a reason to smile. I decided it was time to change tact.
So I found myself in Argos, ha ha no jostling for position because all queues for the one available biro meant that at least bruising would be curtailed. Once I had picked out two suitable unspectacular presents I decided to use the stock checker just to be sure. Leaving Argos with a scowl and fully empty handed I began to work out where the closest sock and hardware shops were.
Then it happened, a bright glistening apparition in the shape of Debenhams. I was tempted in by the perfumed aroma that seeps out from the ladies section. Venturing inside I came across the Aladdin’s cave that is their 'Gifts for Him' and 'Gifts for Her' sections. Full of mad stuff like the ‘Nasal Hair Remover Kit’ and the ‘Map Measuring Gizmo’, it was perfect. I decided that the thingy that measures how many steps you take while powerwalking (and the resultant loss of calories) was perfect for my ever dieting Mam. I resisted the temptation of the nasal hair remover for Dad but opted instead for the ‘Video Hoover’. So there it was an almost merry Christmas shopping experience. Thank you Deben
hams, you socked it to them!