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Kapil Kapur (Dinkie)
Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2005 - 5:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thomas decided that he wasn't going to celebrate XMAS. Later he realised that he'd had the best Christmas ever. Why ?
Jens Weber (Sundowner)
Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2005 - 5:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Because he did not celebrate it?
Jennifer (Tigger32382)
Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2005 - 5:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is the way you spelled christmas with the "x" relevant?
Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters)
Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2005 - 6:04 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was it because he didn't celebrate it (by giving gifts, cards, etc.), yet he still received gifts from friends and family who *were* celebrating? So he got the most benefit out of the holiday that he ever had?
Lisa (Dlcygnet)
Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2005 - 8:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Anything to do with Futurama?
Kapil Kapur (Dinkie)
Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2005 - 9:19 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Because he did not celebrate it? yes

is the way you spelled christmas with the "x" relevant? no

was it because he didn't celebrate it (by giving gifts, cards, etc.), yet he still received gifts from friends and family who *were* celebrating? no

So he got the most benefit out of the holiday that he ever had? no

Anything to do with Futurama? no
Kapil Kapur (Dinkie)
Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2005 - 9:35 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Because he did not celebrate it? yes
is the way you spelled christmas with the "x" relevant? no
was it because he didn't celebrate it (by giving gifts, cards, etc.), yet he still received gifts from friends and family who *were* celebrating? no
So he got the most benefit out of the holiday that he ever had? no
Anything to do with Futurama? no
Nessa (Lyra)
Posted on Friday, December 02, 2005 - 6:44 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did he avoid some sort of misfortune by not celebrating it? did he gain something?
Kapil Kapur (Dinkie)
Posted on Friday, December 02, 2005 - 12:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did he avoid some sort of misfortune by not celebrating it?no did he gain something? yopish yes
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Friday, December 02, 2005 - 4:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he gain something materially? Emotionally?
Were other people involved? Did they benefit too?
Will he not celebrate again the following year? Will he benefit in the same way two years running? Could he benefit permanently?
Kapil Kapur (Dinkie)
Posted on Friday, December 02, 2005 - 4:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he gain something materially? no
Emotionally? yes
Were other people involved?no
Did they benefit too? no
Will he not celebrate again the following year? irrelevant
Will he benefit in the same way two years running?yes - to some extent
Could he benefit permanently? yes
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Friday, December 02, 2005 - 5:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

To clarify:

So if he didn't celebrate Christmas every year, all things being equal, he would gain the same emotional benefit?
Does that benefit last all year? Or is it permanent from just one Christmas-less season?
Kapil Kapur (Dinkie)
Posted on Saturday, December 03, 2005 - 12:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So if he didn't celebrate Christmas every year, all things being equal, he would gain the same emotional benefit? no
Does that benefit last all year? yopishily yesOr is it permanent from just one Christmas-less season? much more this
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Sunday, December 04, 2005 - 11:42 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it the lack of something that adds to his emotional benefit? Or is the increase of something?
Is there something tangible that he wants to avoid?
Kapil Kapur (Dinkie)
Posted on Monday, December 05, 2005 - 9:04 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it the lack of something that adds to his emotional benefit? This one
Or is the increase of something?
Is there something tangible that he wants to avoid? Most definitely
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Monday, December 05, 2005 - 9:31 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it the overeating that he wanted to avoid?
The drinking?
Kapil Kapur (Dinkie)
Posted on Monday, December 05, 2005 - 1:26 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it the overeating that he wanted to avoid? yes
The drinking? yes

and the lights, the fairy .....
Jennifer (Tigger32382)
Posted on Friday, December 09, 2005 - 4:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is what year it was relevant? could this benefit have been felt in any era/year/time period?
if he had skipped a different holiday, like Thanksgiving, would he have felt the same benefit? did he do something else that day that was relevant?
Kapil Kapur (Dinkie)
Posted on Saturday, December 10, 2005 - 6:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is what year it was relevant?none whatsoever

could this benefit have been felt in any era/year/time period? irrelevant

if he had skipped a different holiday, like Thanksgiving, would he have felt the same benefitirrelevant

did he do something else that day that was relevant? no it is the fact that he avoided XMAS for a very personal reason
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2005 - 12:56 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Travel relevant? Shopping? Festive Stuff™?
Kapil Kapur (Dinkie)
Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2005 - 12:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Travel relevant? no
Shopping? only in the context of XMAS
Festive Stuff™very relevant?
Alan (Alan)
Posted on Friday, December 16, 2005 - 7:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did his previous xmasses consist of drinking so much that he forgot or slept through or big hangover?