The Big Issue : Edition 447
54 THEBIGISSUE6–25DEC2013 Dear Quick Fix, Although ’tis the season to be jolly, my husband and I are feuding bitterly over the subject of how to decorate our Christmas tree. Please help us settle this dispute once and for all. My husband thinks we should decorate the tree with tinsel, candy canes, festive baubles, fairy lights and a big gold star on the top. I think it would be better to decorate the Christmas tree with bandaids and anchovy fillets. Who is in the right here? Fillet’o’First Aid Dear Fillet’o’First Aid, Your husband’s Christmas tree decoration concept is weak and banal. Your own ideas are original, thought-provoking and thoroughly badass. It is obvious who deserves to win this argument (as well as all other arguments in your household about decorating). No offence, but it sounds like your husband is a dud... He probably wants to put presents under the tree instead of something cool like barbed wire or dead wasps. Stand your ground. Merry Christmas! Quick Fix » Got a REAL problem? Quick Fix can’t help you. She has problems of her own, which you can follow on the @squickens Twitter feed. WRITER SOPHIE QUICK » ILLUSTRATOR MICHAEL WELDON QUICK FIX #24 Season’s Squabbles The WOMEN’S SUBSCRIPTION ENTERPRISE BIG3384_JudyPhotographybyAndrewGoldie. See the change in Judy’s life here. A yearly subscription to The Big Issue magazine helps women like change their lives; receiving ongoing training, mentoring, support and an income as she packs and wraps magazines for subscriptions. Visit or call to subscribe.