Scott's Weekly Column

What is a good Christmas present?

Well the countdown is on and in case you weren’t aware its only 4 weeks until Santa pops down the chimney again. This will create a lot of action for real estate agents and solicitors/conveyancers for the next few weeks. For many people they are not worrying about buying or selling their next home or investment property the focus is now all about finding the right present for each of our loved ones. Sometimes the presents we buy with lots of love and thought miss the mark, however as the following Christmas story shows often it is not your present that`s the problem it’s the  attitude of the person you bought it for !

“A family had identical twin boys whose only resemblance was their looks. In every other way they were opposites, if one was hot the other was cold, if the TV was too loud for one it was too soft for the other. Opposite in every way, one was the eternal optimist the other a doom and gloom pessimist.

Just to see what would happen one Christmas their father tried an experiment. After both twins had gone to sleep on Christmas Eve in the room of the pessimist twin he wrapped up and placed every cool toy and game imaginable, and in the optimists room he put a load of horse manure.

The next morning the father went into the pessimist twin’s room and found him sitting and crying. “Why are you crying?” asked the father. “Because my friends will be jealous, I’ll have to read all the instructions before I can play with any of this stuff and I will constantly need new batteries and eventually all my new toys will break” cried the pessimist twin.

Passing the optimist twins room the father found him dancing for joy in the middle of the pile of horse manure. “What are you so happy about?” asked the father. To which the optimist twin replied “there has to be a pony in here somewhere!”

Now go forth and spend safe in the knowledge there is no such thing as a bad Christmas present!

Have a great weekend !!