What Not to Buy

by sumpteretc

I assume you’re all aware that Aqua Dots are not the gift to buy your nieces and nephews for Christmas this year, but WATCH have come out with this additional list of dangerous toys. Be sure not to stuff kids’ stockings with lead paint, tiny swallowable magnets, electric shocks and burns. “Jack Sparrow’s Spinning Dagger” made the list. Who knew?

In other news, gasoline is high on the “do not buy list.” It’s expected to go up 20 cents a gallon in December. It’s over $3.10 on the national average. Remember the glory days of November 2006 when gas was only $2.22 a gallon. We didn’t care for it much then, but it looks nice in retrospect.

Oh, and while we’re talking about bad news for the holidays, be sure to pack light as you travel. Last year, there were more than 53,000 trips to the emergency room for luggage-related injuries during the holiday season.