(if I'd have had him,
my gift would have been
a polar bear ride thru a forest to watch a meteor shower)
perhaps he just didn't fancy it
actually, you know, he doesn't even need to have a reason
if someone offers you something that you don't want or need or just don't even want to be offered, you shouldn't be obliged to accept it - should you?
saying "no" is an artform really, just as asking for what you do want or need is
sometimes I wish I'd learnt this earlier in my life - but, hey-ho, one never knows when one is actually going to learn the lesson, does one?
and, it all goes to show that at this time of year one should not focus on what one doesn't have, but on what one does. . . and look (right arrow) how many wonderful participants we do have for the festive fun. . .
the e-elf will get to it on Friday