Thursday, October 05, 2006

Some Call It Environmental Responsibility

Regifting. We've all done it, whether at the office Christmas party or when going to a housewarming we're not quite prepared for (quick, where's that terrible glittery candle aunt Jane sent?). According to Reuters, nearly 50% of Americans have or do regift. And why is it such a bad thing? I get something that I don't really like, or that's not really me, and instead of that purple turtleneck sweater taking up space in a landfill or becoming a cat bed (she does love cashmere), I give it to someone who actually wears purple turtleneck sweaters. It's not laziness, or even being cheap, it's environmental responsibility, people. Remember that next time I forget to take off the "love, Dad" tag.

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