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December 23, 2008 6:55 AM Subscribe
Should I buy a goat for Christmas?
posted by typewriter to Society & Culture (22 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I am not buying any Christmas gifts this year, instead donating to charity including the first one in this comment
. This is the first time I have done this absolutely no-gifts across the board thing, because I have always felt that my mother's side just would not understand. So, in the past I would buy everyone a plant or chocolate or some other stupid thing that I would resent. (Huge family.) This year, I would like to hand each person a card indicating that I have made a donation in the spirit of the holidays. BUT - they are such numbskulls that they would not even know where Rwanda is, nor would they approve of my other, more political donations. A goat, I think, they would understand. I know that if I 'bought'
a goat or whatever, it does not mean that some family *actually* gets a goat on Christmas day. The question is - should I care? Does the money still get earmarked for farming or something useful?