I’m tired about ranting about school and using it as an excuse for my sparse amount of postings in December. So here’s my Christmas Rant.
First thing: Thank God CHRISTMAS WILL BE OVER one week from today. All the hype, all the crowds in the mall, and all the fake Holiday cheer, will be all done in a week. The crass commercial hype starts on Black Thursday and doesn’t end until the post-Christmas clearance sales. I especially hate the fake holiday cheer and feigned niceness. What happened to the 350 odd days out of the year? If someone’s mean and nasty most of the time, then they should maintain it through the season. Are they afraid they’re going to wind up in Hell for being a prick/bitch/cunt during the holidays? Shouldn’t they fear that anyways if that’s where their mentality takes them? My suggestion for those Christmas hypocrites – work on self-improvement every day.
If there’s someone you hate (relative, cubicle neighbor, boss, etc) on your Christmas list, don’t bother. In the case of family such as in-laws, cousins, or even siblings, some feelings are going to be hurt. However, you might resent them for hurting your feelings during the rest of the year. As for the co-worker or boss, get promoted or transferred, or find a new job altogether. Don’t waste your money or your time on people who get on your nerves with no redemption in sight.
If you must get a gift for those who grate on you, buy some duct tape, put a bow on it, and tell them that you want them to zip it the rest of the year (and the next) as their Christmas gift to you.
Speaking of gifts, don’t buy people ties without knowing what they like. It’s one thing for children to do it. It’s the duty of fathers with young children to suck it up and wear the awful ties their kids gave them. Adults who engage in this practice should be hanged by the ties they bought.
If you must absolutely insist on giving clothes, please include a receipt.
Christmas trees – why bother? In the end, they’re only good for the fireplace or mulching. If people are to persist in this wasteful practice, then they should do something environmentally responsible. Paper companies taking people’s trees (along with all that gift wrap) after the holidays should be one option. Getting the trees shredded into mulch is better as it benefits plants. If you’re too selfish to give away their trees, there’s always the chainsaw to chop it up for firewood.
So that’s it for now. Hopefully, your holidays are going well. Don’t give in to your impulses to kill that someone. You’ll be glad you did.