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Let's Be Frank: Holiday gift returns

Posted at 2:39 PM, Dec 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-24 14:40:34-05

Well it’s that time of year again. Soon you’ll have to figure out what to do with all the presents you don’t need, don’t want or don’t exactly fit your lifestyle.

Listen, I‘m not being ungrateful, but not every present you receive Christmas morning is a home run. That belt buckle? It ends up being a doorstop. The countless mugs you receive end up keeping pencils warm in your garage,

And then there’s the oddball gift that usually comes from Aunt Connie. You know … *that* Aunt Connie. She’s a lovely woman, but she only remembers you as being 13-years old, so the Batman bed sheets for an adult man don’t exactly do it.

This frenzy to give gifts, and do so at the last minute, produces some odd couplings. This is all made worse by the fact that my birthday is just before Christmas. Yeah, I’m the speed bump on the way to Santa.

That means Ig et even more gifts to…shall we say, repurpose? I propose we pick one day between Christmas and New Year’s and give it a name. We’ve got Black Friday and Cyber Monday. How about Take Back Tuesday?

The Wednesday after Christmas can go from hump day to dump day.

But really, I’m sure we can do something with these gifts; donate them to a worthy cause, re-gift them.

I’d like to hear about some of your Christmas gift giving clunkers. Email me at Oh, do me a favor…don't tell Aunt Connie.