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Many stores now offer to collect your wish list and harass your loved ones to buy you stuff.

As far as I'm concerned, this is an absolutely disgusting testament to consumerism, greed, and the culture of "ME!"
Lisa Tilstone, a 24-year-old market researcher in New York, says having a third party call her father and dictate her wish list serves the dual purpose of eliminating his potential objections and helping her get what she wants.

"If it's someone else telling him about it, he won't respond like, 'Oh, that's too expensive,'" says Ms. Tilstone, who created a wish list with the Caravan boutique. "This time, he may be more likely to go in and look at my items without passing judgment."


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Nov. 26th, 2007 01:15 pm
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I once again observed an annual tradition - Buy Nothing Day.

I must admit, by this point I'm mostly doing it due to the combined effects of a complete lack of needing anything and a mild aversion to subjecting myself to crowds merely to earn the privilege of spending money. But sticking it to a president who thinks it's unpatriotic not to spend copious amounts of money is also satisfying.

Did anyone else observe the day?

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