Don’t think me the Scrooge or Grinch but there are some things about Christmas that I really don’t like.
I love the season, the lights and the Christmas movies. I also love being with the people I love.
The part I don’t like is the impatience of others. We hear about Christmas cheer but I don’t see much of it out there. Many forget the cheer or the patience. The fact is – you are going to wait or be in crowds wherever you go.
The first dose I got of the season was when we went to see the lights in Opryland Gardens. It was supposed to be one of those classic Christmas experiences with the family. It wasn’t. Sadly the sheer volume of people ruined the expectations. Instead of Christmas aaahs it was about dodging people and the challenge to avoid being trampled.
Everybody wants their Christmas experience first. Ahead of you. Before you. Honk their horns and flip you off with Christmas cheer.
Yep, that’s the ugh part of Christmas.
And what about the anxiety of finding that “wow” gift for someone?
Yes, I’m guilty of it too. I’m on a mission to find the right gift for my wife. I know she won’t mind at all what I get her but I like to do it anyway. So I go in the stores to search but I really try to courteous of other shoppers but the irritating part is some others who shop like they are the only ones in the store.
I had to fuss at one yesterday because they were walking right into me instead of going around me. Come on. I’m not invisible here! We are all in this together.
We’ve all heard of the hustle and bustle this time of year but I’m really wishing for some less hustle and little bustle. Slow it down and keep calm.
The good thing about this time is a break in the routine at work. Having time off and actually being able to spend more time with the people we work the job for.
That part takes some of the ugh out of Christmas.