Harry's gang: These are gifts that never gave

 

March 3, 2023

Gift certificates are very popular presents. They have been since at least 1978, when my sister Zora gave me a McDonald's certificate for Christmas. Fifty cents, which bought a burger and maybe a drink back then. I don't know what it could buy now, but I'm sure it could still buy something, because I still have the gift certificate, safely stored in my home office along with my passport and the kids' birth certificates. I'll probably let my heirs fight over it after I'm gone.

They'll have quite a few to fight over. I seem to collect gift certificates like some people collect mismatched sock...



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