For years I have struggled to buy presents.
For years I have struggled to buy presents. Thinkstock

OPINION: A can opener is not a good gift

FOR years I wondered why it's so hard for me to buy presents.

Turns out there was a rational explanation all along.

It's because I'm a Sagittarius.

I was reading an article about my star sign a little while back and amidst all the kind descriptions of my sign was this sad revelation: Sagittarians such as myself are notoriously bad gift buyers.

I was in denial about it for 10 minutes. Then I acknowledged that it was true.

I reflected back to my younger years when I once bought shower gel for my mum for Mother's Day. And a can opener, because our old one broke.

Hey, she said she loved it!

I would buy books no one had ever heard of for birthday presents.

And I would often buy Dad gifts he already had.

Basically, I was clueless.

Finally I started asking people what they wanted and it made life a lot easier.

Now Dad gets the latest book from his author of choice or an iTunes gift card.

And Mum gets whatever she wants - hey, I'm still making up for that can opener.
 



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