"Do you need anything magnificent? I'm off to the hypermarket."
"Surprise! It's my birthday."
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"For Father's Day, I'm giving my dad an hour of free tech support."
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"Oh shoot, we still need to get Hanukkah gifts for the Rosenbaums."
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"We gave them corn last year!"
"I can't quite picture who would enjoy a gift in that price range."
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"No, no, Timmy. Not that one. I'm saving that one for last."
"Don't say a word—my daughter gave me this tie."
"We didn't have time to pick up a bottle of wine, but this is what we would have spent."
"Is it any wonder you got coal in your stocking?"
"...and for you, Dorothy, that I.U.D. you've been wanting."
"Yeah, everybody says I'm hard to shop for, too."
"Dad, would you consider a leadership gift to my snowboard capital campaign?"
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"We had the usual exchange of gifts-she gave me this diamond collar, and I ate all my dinner."
"It's been weeks since you brought me exculpatory lilies."
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"This year, we just decided to give money to ourselves."
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"Honey, I've got you some flowers to complain about."
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"Flowers? That's so arrogant!"
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"I'm going out. Do you need any voles?"
Tags:animals, pets, dining, food, shopping, consumerism, grocery, groceries, grocery store, grocery stores, errand, errands, vole, voles, rodent, rodents, consumer, consumers, cat, cats, running errands, gift, gifts, present, presents, cat gift, cat present, predator, predators, prey, consideration, considerate, polite
"An anniversary present? For me? I remembered? Well, thank me very much!"
"Regift the bicycle, Charles, but put this in my Panama pile."
"Why, Jimmy! Just what I wanted! Grand Theft Auto Number Four!"
"I need a box of the gayest chocolate you've got."
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'Be My Valentine'
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Line of children to see Santa Claus; Line of parents to use the ATM
Tags:atm, automated teller machine, atms, automated teller machines, atm machine, atm machines, cash point, cash points, cash machine, cash machines, money machine, money machines, bank machine, bank machines, bank, banks, money, cash, line, lines, lining up, line up, queue, queues, queuing, santa, santa claus, mall santa, sit on santa's knee, visit santa, season, seasons, seasonal, mall, malls, store, stores, shop, shops, winter, christmas, christmastime, christmas season, xmas, noel, yule, shopping, xmas shopping, christmas shopping, consumerism, gift, gifts, present, presents, kids, kids, child, children, adults, parent, parents, family, families, shopping mall, shopping malls, department store, department stores