I hate Christmas! Cards and gifts, wrapping & shipping, decorating inside & outside, extra cleaning & cooking. Year end stuff at work, staff shortage due to illness and vacations, boring luncheons & parties you can’t avoid. And all the extra birthdays and anniversaries caused by other people’s poor planning. And to make it worse the weather is always miserable — freezing cold, icy roads, snow to be shoveled.
But it all over on Christmas day. Oh, no! Then the hard part starts. Taking down the ice covered decorations, thawing, cleaning them, fitting them back in boxes and getting them stored away again. Overflowing trash bins the garbage men can’t get to because the roads are so bad. Then more cleaning and catching up with things you had to put off. And then you have to pay the bills for all this fun.
It’s irritating, exhausting, very expensive and for what? A couple of gifts you have to pretend you like but will never use. The happiest time of the year? Bah! The season to be jolly? Humbug!
A latter-day Scrooge
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