Oh, it’s all peppermint mochas and seasonal ice rinks and Yankee Candle outlets — until someone steals the iPad mini you just got from Meemaw and giddily opened on the 22nd.
Serves you right, you Santa-hating glutton.
But seriously, it’s not just you. Around 8 percent of people report gadget theft during the holidays. You might say they done got grinched.
Some helpful hints: From now until January 6 or so, leave your gadgets locked away at home, perhaps in a hard-to-find place, even.
Not on the sweater table at Old Navy, not by the crab legs at the holiday brunch buffet, and most definitely not in your mid-range sedan in the mall parking lot.
From our friends at Protect Your Bubble, we bring you some cheer-sapping stats:
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