I liked but not because of you hating Christmas - but because of the Secret Santa thing. and giving rubbish just for the sake of it - I think it WOULD be more in line with Christmas if people instead nominated and gave to a charity on behalf of the person they have to give to. I think I'd be tempted to "give" them a voucher from a charity that tells them they've donated 3 goats to a village or something helpful like that! But the whole idea of a Secret Santa in an office of people leaves me cold.Gah, I have just remembered my two biggest pet peeves.
I hate Christmas. It has never been enjoyable to me since my Grandpa had a stroke when I was about 9. He used to dress up as Santa and give out coal. After then, we started having Christmas at home. Which involved me flying home last year on crutches, driving an hour in a hire car, walking upstairs, waiting 2 hours for my sister who lives half an hour away then hearing my mum and sister bitch about me for the rest of the day, calling me lazy, because I didn't cook and clean for them.
Even worse than Christmas is Secret Santa. The manipulation to participate. The passive aggressive you receive if you don't participate. Sorry, I'd rather spend my $10 on charity giving food to people who need it rather than giving rubbish to people who have to much and are just going to chuck my gift out
How about celebrating Birthdays? What is the feel on that?
love to celebrate with friends and family - OTHER people's birthdays that isHow about celebrating Birthdays? What is the feel on that?