Talk about your Grinchiness!
We rate below pets. Is anyone really surprised?
Of the consumers responding to a survey conducted by the Gap, a mere 8 percent said they planned to exert undue influence on academic outcomes by sucking up to the teacher with a holiday gift.
On the other side of the ledger, 25 percent of the respondents said they intend to place a gift for Rover or Garfield under the Christmas tree or Hanukkah bush.
It's all about priorities.
Why honor self-sacrificing individuals with untold contributions to the intellectual and social development of human kind?
When you have the opportunity to shower gifts upon species that will demonstrate gratitude with a sniff, a scratch, a trip to the litter box or an opportunity for you try out your new pooper scooper?
It's nothing less than a commentary on the decline of Western Civilization.
Not to mention the fortunes of the economic sector dedicated to the manufacture of gifts with variations on the apple theme.
I will admit that I don't get nearly the number of Christmas gifts that I got earlier in my career. But I have to say I had never really thought about it, and let's face it-- I do have all the apple ornaments I could ever use for my tree at home.
Maybe I've just gotten meaner.