I borrowed this from another board just thought the topic was intresting and something I have thought about myself. When you see these type of requests what do you think?
This year, I was dismayed to see one "needy" child asking for an iPod Nano. What? Another kid asked for xbox games. Well, he must have an xbox and the tv on which to play them! Several weeks later, I checked back and those requests are still hanging on the tree. I assume my fellow parishoners are as put off by these greedy requests as I am. I would never buy such a thing when I cannot even afford it for myself. I'll buy a kid some clothes or give a small child some toys. However, I think that asking for high-end gadgets is the height of nerve. And, it really makes me question just how "needy" this child is.