Question: Creative recycling, darkly satirical statement on the nature of the commercialisation of the holiday season.... or simply shabby stinginess?
See, I'd thought we had enough wrapping paper, but it turns out we didn't. The Wah drove to three different convenient stores on Christmas Eve looking for some for me, but couldn't find any.
So I had to improvise. And you know, I figure the Christmas wrapping paper winds up in the rubbish bin anyway. And it turns out that a double page spread from a Snooze catalogue is just the right size for wrapping up DVD box sets - without the need for a dodgy scissor job.
I was a bit worried my mother, father and brother would be unimpressed at my dodgy wrapping, but they laughed, and thought it was quite sensible and looked reasonably cool. So, hurrah! Christmas crisis averted.
I'm thinking of doing it more often now. After all, it's not the wrapping that counts, it's the gift that counts. And after all that, it's not the gift that counts, but the thought that counts. And I'm thinking of the environment, people.
That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.