Sunday 10 December 2023

Christmas Present Box Rant.


 Yes you're right I ranted about the above last Christmas or so ago.

Why would anyone pay 5 Euros for an empty cardboard box to put gifts in?

What's wrong with a repurposed Tayto crisps box like the one the cat ๐Ÿˆ sat in Friday's post?

Would you pay 5 Euros for a empty cardboard box?

It's wet and very windy here today.  Storm Fergus is paying us a visit.  Isn't  it good of him?


18 comments:

  1. No - I would not pay 5 euros for an empty box! How ridiculous.
    We had Storm Elin causing havoc here yesterday and now your Fergus is on his way tonight. We already have a small lake across the drive, water seeping through the joints of the big stained glass window and tree branches strewn all over the garden. Bah, humbug!

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  2. Ridiculous is the right word JayCee. Fergus is blowing some very strong gusts. They are not nice at all. Batten down the hatches and have a night cap or two.

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  3. Shoe box and some colourful magazine pages....Those a plain senseless unless the recipient actually wanted/needed storage boxes for something. Sounds like you guys have had the whole family blow through, aunts, cousins, the pet dog, Uncle Tom Cobbley and all. Don't they give you a rest between? How's the wee piggies..?

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  4. No way I would pay anything for an empty box. I recycle boxes and bags. It's a joke in our family. Gift bags and boxes go from house to house.
    Wedding and baptism gifts are usually wrapped in the shop.

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  5. "Wedding and baptism gifts are wrapped in the shop." That's the old way and the right way Linda. Christmas wrapping paper costs very little. Especially if you buy it in January like we do.

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  6. No! Storm Fergus should have stayed in The Caribbean or where ever he came from. He didn't even apply to enter The British Isles. As for cardboard boxes - if there are idiots out there willing to pay 5 euros for an empty box then let them! After all, this is a fee world!

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  7. "Keep on rocking in the fee world ". Neil Young Pudding.

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    1. “Fee Woman”—Lady Gaga. Is she a "lady of the night" as they say in Accrington?

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    2. "Lady of the neet" YP. Perhaps she carries a red house Accrington brick in her hand bag?

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  8. Definitely not..I would make a box myself!
    Storm Elin has been over us and we have come home though the beginnings of Fergus. As if we needed more downpours...

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    1. Quite right GZ. Storm Fergus soon passed over us.

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  9. Oh Dave. I spent more than that on not one but two prank boxes. It was Jaycee wot made me do it...

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    1. Don't blame me!!! A big boy did it and ran away .....

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  10. Sorry about Fergus. He sounds as unwelcome as an gift box seller!

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  11. Depends on the gift. Sometimes the perfect gift needs just the right box. Mostly I just wrap things in Christmas paper of the cheapest variety since it will just get torn off by children.

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  12. The bigger the box for the children to play in River. Especially the boxes that expensive toys come in. Been there got the T ๐Ÿ‘•.

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