No, I don’t really hate the holiday. I hate all the people getting in my way.
For some reason all year long people do other things. At the holidays, they do whatever it is I want to do. For example, my beloved Starbucks is so damn crowded that it’s a standard 10 minute wait. I didn’t wait at all for the first 10 months of the year.
Go to any restaurant and it’s packed with people who don’t eat out the rest of the year.
Where do these people come from and when are they going back?
The malls are jammed so I am trying to wait that out but I have a $15 off coupon good for any item over $15. If I can find something I want for $15 (which I probably won’t) it will be free. How good is that? If only all these other folks didn’t get in my way.
I was at our upscale frou-frou grocery store the Monday before Thanksgiving at 10 a.m. Wouldn’t you think most people would be working? Nope! I couldn’t get a parking place. Fortunately, I had purchased most of my holiday food the week before or it would have been bologna sandwiches.
Where are these people when it’s not the holidays? Don’t they eat? Do they only treat themselves to a latte at the holidays? (I would forgive them IF they were buying MY Christmas gift…)
My favorite thing about the holidays is that there is more on-line free shipping. That means I can shop in my slippers with my mocha latte without fighting for parking or a dressing room.
Every day the UPS truck goes up our street around 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sometimes he stops at one of the neighbors but sometimes he stops at my house.
He’s just like Santa in a mechanized brown sled and no tiny reindeer.