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Old 12-24-2008, 12:43 AM
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Default I Hate Christmas

I realized this year that I actually hate Christmas.

I dread it coming, I hate it while it lasts and I am relieved when it is over. I can't even enjoy seeing family because it involves driving hours one day, only to turn around the next day and come home so I can work.

My hatred of Christmas is entirely due to the retail mindset of being open every single damn day of the year.

Anyone else feel this strongly?

Old 12-24-2008, 01:55 AM
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Not really. My only gripe is that my employers should be a tad more accommodating when out of town family comes to visit me for Christmas, since I can't go to them.

Old 12-24-2008, 03:08 AM
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I'm a little sad about Christmas this year, my first blood niece was born a couple of months back and I will miss her first christmas

well that and I have to spend Christmas with people who....are nothing like my family

they are so quiet I want to shake them and scream "why are you so insipid get some passion my god its like your dead"

then we will go to K's grandparents house and one of his aunts will speak in danish and k's mother will get upset and then k's dad will yell at her (the aunt not the wife) and then everyone will force me to eat more almond flavored goodies that I hate (and by force I mean they literally stand there and stare until I take one bite like im 5 years old) then there will be an argument , then his other uncle and his wife will fight in front of their children how they ruined each others life (ones a pot head and the others an alcoholic), then his grandmother will try and tell me about the old country and sympathize with me being an immigrant and K's parents will tell her to shut up because I apparently don't want to hear the ramblings about the old country (I do actually, I get on with k's grandmother the best) and I will defend her and then his dad will tell me to stop being polite because I really am bored apparently and k will sit there staring into space avoiding confrontation as if his life depended on it and I will sit there thinking about my family and how I could have spent my morning on the beach and then played a fierce game of monopoly with my brother right now

happens every year I hate even year Christmases (odd with my family even with his)

strangely enough there are ZERO fights when we are with my family and every year I throw a party for my family (not all blood but all family) and we have over 30 people... not a single fight

I am SO GLAD my mother brought me up to choose my family and to teach me that being related by blood does NOT make you family.

I love my family, K can not stand his... funny that
mine if full of people I love and have fun with, his is full of people he intensely dislikes but feels obligated to spend time with
I wasnt put on this earth to make you feel like a man ~ Mary Bertone

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Old 12-24-2008, 01:39 PM
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I agree. Why do stores need to be open Christmas Day? Come on, give us a break!

Old 12-24-2008, 05:27 PM
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I went up to departures in the terminal and it was packed!

I was feeling SO anti Christmas at the thought of having to work
No longer a flight atttendant!

Old 12-24-2008, 05:31 PM
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I must say I've enjoyed last Christmas more as it was the first one out of retail since 1999, it's quite a pleasant change to be honest.
A PSA, if I may, as well as another.

Old 12-24-2008, 06:10 PM
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I keep forgetting it's Christmas.

Old 12-25-2008, 02:19 AM
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Christmas?? Christmas??Hmmm....oh yeah! It's that day between getting yelled at by last minute shoppers who look for that hard to find item that's very RARELY in stock and the grumpy "I forgot that in-law's present and I hate him/her" and the other day that's full of must-spend-gift-card-on-crap-I-don't-need-right-now-but-must-have people and the "I love this sweater but hate this color" people and the "OH LOOKY!!! HALF OFF SALES....drooool.....hey that was mine, I saw it 30 min ago and I want it now out of your cart or I will steal your firstborn" people. Never heard of it.

On the other hand, I've figured that the reason New Year's is so close to Christmas is because after all this holiday "joy" being shoved at us, we all need a reason(then again maybe not) to get stupid drunk!!!!

Old 12-25-2008, 05:25 AM
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Quoth BethB View Post
On the other hand, I've figured that the reason New Year's is so close to Christmas is because after all this holiday "joy" being shoved at us, we all need a reason(then again maybe not) to get stupid drunk!!!!
I laughed when I found out my store was opening late on New Years day - 10am instead of 8am (coffee bar normally opens at 7am).

Then I found out the reason really is to let everyone sleep off the hangover.

Old 12-25-2008, 06:05 PM
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Quoth bean View Post
Then I found out the reason really is to let everyone sleep off the hangover.
It actually sounds pretty sensible. After our next work party, I'm thinking of trying to arrange for the Saturday work to be on Sunday.

We don't just party. If there's not a divorce in the offing, we didn't do it right.

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