Most people really struggle to buy guy gifts! I mean, the perennial socks, cigars, bottle of whisky… REALLY? Is that ALL you can think of? OK, I have some suggestions:
1. a decent coupon so your guy can buy WHATEVER he wants;
2. a coupon so he can load his iphone/ipad with an app he feels guilty about buying;
3. a pair of decent headphones for his hi-fi; and…
There are so many gifts you can buy your guy, but you need to be careful… we don’t do cute or cheesy. Gifts that we like are ones that we’ll use EVERYDAY.
Of course, if you’d read my previous post, you’d realize that no matter what kind of of healthcare system it has, society still has to pay for people who make the wrong choices in life: illegal drinking, driving accidents, smoking, drugs, … whatever nonsense people decide.
That even includes the cigarette smokers, the cigar smokers, the pipe smokers… whatever form of tobacco is the latest craving, whether it is cigarettes or products like the cigarillo, or even chewing tobacco. All of these cause healthcare consequences that are not desirable for individuals or societies.
Should society charge $10.00 or $50.00 for the costs of healthcare for these people per pack of cigarettes or tobacco. Tempting.
I just paid my car’s annual tax bill, about NT$7120 in Taiwan and is based on our car’s engine size. That is added to the repair bill for changing the oil and battery about NT$5350. Then there’s gasoline, too. And we just paid our cheap auto insurance in late December.
All told, we’ve spent about NT$18000 since January 1st; not including parking or gasoline charges or road tolls. I guess I like owning a car, but there are times when the expense seems hardly worth it. I’m sure if it hadn’t been for the car parking we bought at such a good time, we’d be thinking about how expensive car ownership REALLY is.
And, if we hadn’t bought a car park and car, we’d have probably paid off our mortgage by now! That’s a thought.