Bah Humbug Blahg Fest!

Better late than never, I always say! I got my days mixed up and thought this was supposed to post tomorrow. Try as I might, I couldn't come up with 12 things I disliked enough to talk about, but I did want to mention my top five:

1. All those self-righteous people who say, “You're not finished Christmas shopping yet?!” You know the ones. The aspiring Martha Stewarts who not only finished buying presents in November but who also make their Christmas cookies from scratch and string popcorn for their trees.

2. Non-peppermint candy canes - who thought this was a good idea?

3. The Bell Ringers – This is not a reflection on The Salvation Army as a whole, just the internal conversation all these “Santas” stimulate every time I pass them on my way to spend money that I don't really have (or would rather be saving to spend on myself later). Oh gawd, do I have any change? Is it wrong to give a handful of pennies? Look at him with that smug smile on his face. I bet he hasn't put any money into that kettle thingy. How does he know I didn't give to the last guy I passed? Don't make eye contact, don't make eye contact, don't...sh!t, now I have to give him something. They better not change shifts while I'm in the store because if I have to go through it again with a new guy, he's getting this gum wrapper.

4. Remakes of classic Christmas songs - As much as this will break my daughter's heart, I don't want to hear Justin Bieber sing anything, but especially not a Christmas classic like The Christmas Song. Don't mess with tradition.

5. The local mall - I suggest avoiding it completely between September and February. Amazon RULES!

May all of us finish our Christmas shopping before Christmas Eve (that's what I'm shooting for anyway).

Have a great weekend!


Christine Rains said...

I avoided the mall completely. I tried to do all my shopping online this year, but I had to go out for a few things.

Grumpy Bulldog, Secret Agent said...

Well at least you did something. Thanks for participating!

Catherine Stine said...

Yeah, the bell-ringers, for sure. And you know that you're going to need a pile of twenty dollar bills for all of your servicemen: the UPS dude, the Fed Ex guy, your super, the garage guy, etc, etc. Just suck those bills out of my wallet.

Old Kitty said...

And a happy Bah-humbug day to you too! LOL! Take care

Rusty Webb said...

Only 5 things, I could have let you borrow some of mine, I had extra.

Madeleine said...

LOL! Merry Christmas.
Sounds like you need some Grinch Punch. You forgot the people in the supermarket who walk aimlessly in front of you with their loaded trolleys and large families slowing you down ;O)

Danette said...

Just now popping over to wish you a Merry Christmas! I still have some shopping to do but it's been that kind of month for me. No writing done, Christmas not even half done (we didn't even get advent candy out for one of the advent calenders in the house!) and a list a mile long of what needs to be done around the house but may never get done. *sigh* I'm tired just thinking about it. Hope you have a wonderful holiday and enjoy the time with the kids off!

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