Last time, I encouraged you to break the rules, and do it differently. I hope that worked out for you.
For any cartoon you enjoy, you’re invited to share it anyplace except Pinterest. (Pinterest grabs the whole image, which is not cool. Facebook just uses thumbnails, which IS cool.) And thank you for sharing every week on Facebook and Twitter.
Today’s cartoon not only proves that some women prefer dogs to cats, but that there’s a certain anxiety when buying presents, no matter who it’s for. Time Magazine wrote about a survey that said 45% of present-givers found it stressful, and spend about 14 hours choosing presents.
A study in the University of Chicago said that being too careful about what presents you give someone suffers from “individuation”: you end up being too picky, by trying to match people, and also by trying to make your presents all different and very special.
It’s kind of a dumb study: the obvious answer is to give everyone the same thing.
The survey in Time goes on to say, don’t worry: most of your recipients won’t like what you give them anyway.
Gee whiz, who let news magazines into the Christmas party??!
Fortunately, dogs have never met a present they didn’t like, and will adore you for it, besides. Get a dog.
My next cartoon asks the question: does the person with the pursestrings always have more power?