31 thoughts on “Let It Go

  1. Nikkeboentje

    I really don’t get this. When I was a child, there were often times that Santa Claus didn’t give me what I asked for. Why do people feel such pressure now to pay over the top or go into debt around Christmas time.

    1. Spaghetti Hoop

      These are grown adults too, bending to their kids’ every whim and demand – and indeed popular culture. Every year a toy/game manufacturer trickles the supply of a popular product – I remember the Wii madness one year – hilarious stuff. Bumper year for Disney.

    2. Clampers Outside!

      I wholly agree. Not sure if I got what I wanted ever… more like I was told, or convinced of, what I wanted.

      There was a fight out in Swords on Friday last when these dolls came out. Two adults, I assume men, brawling over a child’s doll… they’re not good parents, they’re assh*les.

      1. scottser

        ah clampers, that just sounds like your ma got you to wait out the afternoon in the wardrobe for your xmas pressie while mani was upstairs in his mistletoe jocks..

    3. Padi

      100% agree. I grew up in what would be classed as a very middle class household in terms of income and background. We were never flash, never just got what we wanted, always knew the value of things, had to work for pocket money and rarely had the latest gadgets. I don’t think it is any coincidence that myself and all of my siblings are now financially comfortable.

      I see people wanting everything now, not saving or working for it, just now. They want the same standard of car or house as their parents had after 40 years of work.

      This Frozen stuff is just a little example of this. My godson wants a PS4, he has no idea what a PS4 is really, he’s just heard it in school. He’ll get something way less expensive and he’ll love it. Another idiot parent would just go out and buy it for him because he asked.

        1. Spartacus

          You can’t buy that class of smug, Caroline. Takes years of being an asshole to cultivate it to that degree.

  2. dylan

    Some kid will be happy, and get the doll that otherwise they wouldn’t have gotten, just that child’s parents are wealthy.

    1. Padi

      I have a feeling that it would end up being someone who cannot afford it that will pay that rather than wealthy. In my experience the wealthier people are (in the normal working people world wealthy I mean not billionaires) the better they understand the value of things and are far less likely to take this con.

    1. Ronan

      Really? I’m passing through this week. Might pick up 5 and hit adverts.

      I’ll only be looking for cost, and um, an expression of gratitude from the mother.

      1. Casey

        How about a kick up the hole from a father? Would that do you? You are nothing but a shameful sexist excuse for a man. I would happily hospitalise you for the presumption that my wife could or should sleep with you for a doll.

  3. pissedasanewt

    But if you don’t give what your child will want then child services will take your kids away and you’ll be known as the bad parent. You can’t take that risk..

  4. Kieran NYC

    Jingle All The Way would have been a much better movie if it was two hours of Arnie yelling at Jake Lloyd to shut up and not to ruin Star Wars.

  5. Honey Bubbler

    Now, if those commenting could apply the same logic and outrage to property price hikes… oh.. wait….

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