There are a few people I know that are gift crazy for the holidays. It seems strange to me, as they are on a tight budget for the majority of the year, then go nuts buying things for other people during December.
I hang out with them on occasion, I ride with them. But, that's about it.
I've now gotten the "What do you want for Christmas" questions from them. Clearly an indication I'm on the gift list - as I was last year. I implored them last year to not gift, to donate some money in my name to a shelter or other charity. Denied. I REALLY expected them to get it, I didn't hint - I thought I was clear. Enough so, that I didn't get them gifts.
Here we are, again in December. I'm approached with the same questions, and the same answers. It just seems as though they aren't doing it to be "nice", there is another expectation there. Almost as if it is expected. I have never had friends that expect gifts to be exchanged... what to do? Pull a Costanza and give them a donation receipt, hoping they get the hint?
Grinch? Ungrateful? What to do?