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Medical Gift Cards A Hot Commodity This X-Mas
wcbstv.com ^ | 12-18-2007 | Kirstin Cole

Posted on 12/18/2007 6:39:37 PM PST by Nachum

NEW YORK (CBS) ― We will be spending more than $26 billion on gift cards this year. And just when you thought there's nothing new under the Christmas tree along comes one for "good health."

When it comes to Christmas presents, Stacey Smith was stumped over what to give to her husband's grandmother.

"Especially an older person … they really have everything they need," Smith said.

(Excerpt) Read more at wcbstv.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cards; gift; medical; xmas

1 posted on 12/18/2007 6:39:43 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum; Slings and Arrows

For the man who has everything.


2 posted on 12/18/2007 6:45:36 PM PST by Squawk 8888 (Is human activity causing the warming trend on Mars?)
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To: Nachum

Explore other countries

BE INFORMED: Look into having surgery outside the U.S. In some countries, such as Thailand and India, U.S.-trained physicians provide safe services for less.

BUT: Research these options thoroughly by checking credentials and getting referrals.

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/fea/healthyliving2/stories/DN-nh_savemoneyjump_1218liv.ART.State.Edition1.36ee4c9.html


3 posted on 12/18/2007 6:46:21 PM PST by Flavius (24/7)
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To: Nachum

“Oh boy! $50 gift card towards a new liver! Thanks Mom...”


4 posted on 12/18/2007 6:54:31 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Congratulations Brett Favre! All-time NFL leader in career passing yards)
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To: Nachum

I hit the link just to be sure. LOVE how they used “X-Mas” instead of spelling out “Christmas.”

Oh, the horror! The horror! Jerks.


5 posted on 12/18/2007 6:56:05 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Oh, the horror! The horror! Jerks.

Maybe they're lazy? :)

6 posted on 12/18/2007 6:57:37 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

I’m guessing that they’re not lazy. They’re Leftists. Which would make them lazy...which would make them Leftists...which would make them lazy...which would make them...

:)


7 posted on 12/18/2007 7:02:59 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Nachum
Brazil seems closer and closer with each passing "improvement" to society.

MOTHER: By the way, I saw a wonderful idea for Christmas presents at the chemists. Gift tokens. Medical gift tokens.

MRS TERRAIN: Oh, that sounds marvellous.

MOTHER: Yes, they're good at any doctor's and at many of the major hospitals -- and they're accepted for gynecological complications including Caesarian section.

8 posted on 12/18/2007 7:04:18 PM PST by rond
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

My mom talked about that X-crap in the early 70’s and made sure we understood why.


9 posted on 12/18/2007 7:04:24 PM PST by eyedigress
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To: Nachum

Gee thanks, a rectal exam for Christmas. Honey, you are the best!


10 posted on 12/18/2007 7:07:17 PM PST by Always Right
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To: Always Right

Yea....a colonoscopy!!! Just what I WANTED!!!


11 posted on 12/18/2007 7:31:15 PM PST by goodnesswins (Being Challenged Builds Character! Being Coddled Destroys Character!)
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To: Nachum

I kinda like it, actually - I could help my less-fiscally-responsible relatives out a bit financially while making sure the money went for something they actually needed.


12 posted on 12/18/2007 7:57:45 PM PST by nina0113 (If fences don't work, why does the White House have one?)
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To: Nachum

My Christmas present from all my family this year is Lasik.


13 posted on 12/18/2007 8:24:45 PM PST by Libertarianchick
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To: Squawk 8888; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
For the man who has everything.

How about storage space?


14 posted on 12/18/2007 8:40:39 PM PST by Slings and Arrows ("Bush is destroying the solar system:The ice caps on Mars are shrinking too." --Right_Wing_Madman)
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To: eyedigress; Diana in Wisconsin

My mom talked about that X-crap in the early 70’s and made sure we understood why.


Are you aware that X is the first letter in the Greek spelling of Christ? It was an often used abbreviation.


15 posted on 12/18/2007 8:40:48 PM PST by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Slings and Arrows

Ewww! Gramma used her gift card to get breast implants!


16 posted on 12/18/2007 8:42:41 PM PST by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Grizzled Bear

“Ewww! Gramma used her gift card to get breast implants!”

What a boob!

All the guys on my list are getting a card for a free prostate exam.

Performed by Gramma!


17 posted on 12/18/2007 8:47:15 PM PST by exit82 (How do you handle Hillary? You Huma her.)
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To: Grizzled Bear

I heard that later, but my mom explained it was a way to remove Christ. No, we were not told that, nor do I understand why the change would be needed.


18 posted on 12/18/2007 8:55:15 PM PST by eyedigress
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To: goodnesswins

A rectal exam?! Awwww, you shouldn’t have.


19 posted on 12/18/2007 10:04:30 PM PST by Nachum
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To: eyedigress
nor do I understand why the change would be needed.

No change is necessary , that abbreviation has been around since the 16 th century .It's actually older than Modern English

20 posted on 12/19/2007 2:14:49 AM PST by grjr21
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To: Grizzled Bear

Yep. I’ve heard of that. Just another thing that the Godless Left has taken, exploited and tried to bend to their agenda. ;)


21 posted on 12/19/2007 10:06:04 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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