I am not a skinflint but I want to get a decent amount of use out of the things that I buy. We have a fresh Christmas tree every year but 'she who is always obeyed' said that the lights we use have got a bit old and need replacing. OK, there were a couple of dead ones and I had to make some repairs but that barely makes a difference. She bought some while LED lights that apparently have a strobe effect, she put them up on the tree the other day and, I have to admit, they did not look too bad and then my youngest started playing about with the controls on the lights. I am not sure what happened next but the doctor said that I had an epileptic event and I should avoid flashing lights and come back after the holidays to formally get the bad news. I fucking hate Christmas.