“Oh, for the good old days when people would stop Christmas shopping when they ran out of money.” ~ unknown
Gerry speaks about the unexpected extras that pop up at this time of year, the spending that’s not included in the Christmas Budget.
I wish someone would come along and stuff my stocking, preferably with notes, though online banking will also do nicely. So, I have a little seasonal advice to offer.
- Never buy a car in December because from that moment on, each year just before Christmas the road tax is due, as is the motor insurance, the twelve-month service where you hope that any repairs are minor, then, three years later the wretched MOT (road worthy test) joins the pre-Christmas financial drain!
- Never book a private medical appointment in December, especially when you know that your ophthalmic surgeon will need to assess your glaucoma every twelve months for the rest of your life!
I’ve been asked why I didn’t use the NHS. The National Health Service is superb and yes it is over-stretched, especially the A&E departments, but for the majority of illnesses, especially cancer, and heart problems, it is world-class, however, when it comes to hearing and eyesight, the service is a little below the standard of the private sector.
Oops, I came off the beaten track there didn’t I, and I haven’t even started on Christmas!
© SueW-nansfarm.net 2019 Word Prompt Stocking Stuffers from Weekly Prompts