Friday, December 12, 2014

FRIDAY STIR FRY - 'Tis The Season


'Tis the season for people to go a little bit crazy. You've seen it. The vacant look in the eyes or the nervous twitch. The inability to hear or comprehend what you're saying to them. The hand wringing and the pacing. Yep, it's Christmas. Traffic is snarled and so is every one's sanity. There is nothing joyous about it.

That's one reason my participation in the madness becomes less and less every year. I just refuse to be bothered. If I decorated, I'd feel obliged to dust. And that ain't gonna happen. I don't like to shop. Not crazy about the pot lucks either. Man people really like meatballs. And all the forced cheerfulness turns my stomach. "Wow, thank you so much for the lovely pot holder. It's just what I needed." Please . . .

Yes, people see me as a Grinch. Don't care. In fact, I kind of get a kick out of annoying people this time of year. Makes me joyous!

Any other Grinches out there? Come out into the open. Don't be afraid.


  1. I hate the traffic and the crowds. I do love buying horrible gifts though. Nothing is better than seeing a bad gift get opened at a White Elephant or Dirty Santa party. I wasn't going to put up a tree this year--last time I did it, it was February before I got around to taking it down--but I decorated my mom's and then I had the irresistible urge to do my own. Someone told me it's bad luck to take it down before New Year's, but if the urge hits, I might do it the day after Christmas. Oh, wait. No, I won't, because I have to work that day. Total BS. Like I'm really going to get anything done? Pffft.

  2. The best part of this time of year is the time off work. Sorry you have to work Friday. I'll be thinking of you as I sleep in.

  3. Do like us. Last January we took down our tree and stored it in the garage. My plan was to carry it to the attic someday but I never got around to it. No problem, though. It made it easier to put the tree up this season.