Thursday, December 16, 2010

Taking the High Road

Not that I'd want to start any unpleasant exchanges with mendacious trolls, but last holiday season, I chronicled here how I amused myself by accepting my employer's holiday gift, a $15 gift card for Wal-mart, and applying it there toward the purchase of a great big 36-roll package of toilet paper, which allowed me to smile numerous times during the first half of this year as I remembered that I was wiping my fundamental aperture on my holiday gift.

This year, the same holiday gift is on offer, along with the statement that anyone wishing to donate his or her gift card to "local charities" could do so by simply not claiming it. Sounds good to me. I'll just donate passively, and then go ahead and purchase my buttwipes in the conventional way in 2011.


Dr. Harl Delos said...

Glad to know that you're open to pleasant exchanges with mendacious trolls.

Here, I've been feeling guilty because I've been thinking of a certain buttwipe as, well, a buttwipe, and now you inform me that I have been charitable in my thoughts. Thank you! And if it weren't for the War on Advent, I'd wish you a Merry Christmas!

Jim Wetzel said...

Hey, Harl, it's been awhile ... good to "see" you!

I think I'm just refusing to notice any wars on Advent. In keeping with my just-decided-upon policy, a very merry Christmas to you, and a fully optimal New Year as well. God bless us, every one!

Mimi said...

Just arisen from my sickbed, this gave me a real charge, Jim. Merry Christmas!

Jim Wetzel said...

Mimi! I was glad to see that the Gall Bladder of Record Length has been dealt with. I hope you'll be completely yourself very soon. And a very merry Christmas to you!

Mort Chien said...

You get a holiday gift from the Company! Well, I must have been real bad this year (and maybe for the last 3) 'cause we're gettin nuttin for Christmas. So think of us poor slopes down in the dayton backwater while you're wiping.

And a very Blessed Christmas and Providentially Favored New Year to you and yours.


Jim Wetzel said...

Thanks so much, Mort -- and please accept my equivalent-but-reciprocal wishes for you and yours!