I asked B's seven-year-old daughter what she wants for Christmas.
—Dinner at Gary Danko.
—You're too young to eat there.
—Noo, I ate at Plumed Horse…
—You bring your children to Michelin-starred restaurants?
At supermarkets in my area, you can buy pre-packed bags of non-perishable goods to drop in donation bins. It's perverse altruism, like corporations buying carbon offsets.
"California Lottery Scratchers make the perfect holiday gift."
But what if the scratchers you give don't yield any money?
Are there special holiday scratchers where everyone is a winner? And if so, most prizes can't possibly be very much – medium fries, maybe a breakfast sandwich.
Simply go to your nearest Lottery retailer, pick up a Golden Greeting envelope along with your Lottery gift purchase… [source]
Just regular scratchers. Trick or treat.
B: You're giving fun. The gift is fun. Winning money is a bonus.
Jon: Would you rather receive scratchers, or a word search and some cash?