First World Problems

It's finally happened, I have everything.

I have a birthday coming up and was planning on getting a road bike, having entered the inaugaral London 100 mile Cycle later this year.  Sadly I was unsucessful (it was a ballot to get in, like with the Marathon).

So that puts a dampner on that, I COULD still get a bike, but I doubt I'd have the motivation to ride it as much now I don't have such an epic race to look forward to.

So my amigos, what do you buy the tax advisor who has everything?  I have all the consoles I need, my TV is a good size, I have every DVD and game I could want (and rent the rest from LoveFilm), my PC is as up to date as is reasonable ("It's got the clocks, it rocks, but it was obsolete before I opened the box"), I have a beloved motorbike in good condition.

I am seriously struggling to think of anything my spouse can get me for my birthday.  So suggestions?

First world problems...

 

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Old Greying Accountant's picture

There's a couple of things ...

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... would do me, I never seem to get them, despite the unsubtle hints, and they aren't really suitable to air on a professional forum!

Failing that, why not a nice quiet weekend away from all the stuff you already have, some good food and may be a show?

Rachael_Power's picture

How about a nice, accountancy    1 thanks

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How about a nice, accountancy-related gift?

Constantly Confused's picture

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Rachael Power wrote:

How about a nice, accountancy-related gift?

It's sort of sad there is such a demand for such items... Having said that I really want one of them mugs!

Rachael_Power's picture

I quite fancy the 'cooking

Rachael_Power | | Permalink

I quite fancy the 'cooking the books' aprons!

Paul Scholes's picture

2 suggestions

Paul Scholes | | Permalink

1. For the person who has everything....penicillin.

2. In consideration of the title of the post, how about a gift voucher from here

Happy BD

Old Greying Accountant's picture

I always fancied ...

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... one of these for the office:

 

 

EDIT

I already have one of these that I place prominently before advising of potential tax/liquidity problems

 

 

 

 

Constantly Confused's picture

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Old Greying Accountant wrote:

... one of these for the office:

Well I have an abacus on my desk, someone brought me it back from foreign climes.

In all seriousness, if it comes to it I'll just have money sent to charity, but I doubt my spouse will go for that...  Not from cruelty, just from 'I need to get you something' syndrome.  Perhaps a compromise, token gift for me and the bulk to the needy. 

 

johnjenkins's picture

Get a motorhome and a bike

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I'm off to Bath tomorrow to cycle the Bath - Bristol disused railway line. Then Saturday Bath - Devizes via the Avon and Kennet canal. Then Sunday hot water bottle under my bum.

You could always put money away for a trip to the moon. I wonder how long before we have a theme park on the moon. "The Asteroid ride" will it hit earth, can you jump off before it does hit earth. The smell of moon floss and moon dogs - yummy.

 

Constantly Confused's picture

Mmm

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Mmmm, moon floss...

Flash Gordon's picture

Moon dust

Flash Gordon | | Permalink

Does anyone remember Moon Dust? Sherbert-like granules that you poured on your tongue and it fizzed? I loved that stuff. Black packets with a coloured moon depending on the flavour (I loved orange). Happy Sunday mornings at the newsagent.....

johnjenkins's picture

In the sixties

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I think it had a different meaning or was that angel dust - all seems a bit of a blurrrrrrrrrr

Constantly Confused's picture

Btw    1 thanks

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Not that you all care, but I did get a bike after all and also made a micro loan! :)

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