Shopping for the perfect souvenir to take to certain people back home had, as usual, proven difficult, as Percy had never been great at gift-shopping to begin with. Most of the stuff in these touristy shops was crap, and he didn’t want to bring home knick-knacks that would end up getting dusty on a shelf or thrown away in a few years time. The things that did look nice in the not-quite-as-touristy shops were either too expensive and/or easily breakable, and he didn’t want to spend money on something that might be broken in his suitcase on the way home. (Baggage handlers could never be trusted.) Percy gravitated, as usual, to the ubiquitous wall of refrigerator magnets, but now he was faced with the tough decision of what to pick. Which magnet would say “I’m too cheap to buy you a real present, but not so cheap that I didn’t bring you anything at all”?
The Czech Is In The Mail (This Is Hard. YOU Try Coming Up With Words Starting With “Prague.”)20 09 2012