Christmas - Bah! Humbug

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Then there's the shopping, fighting through crowds of people to get pressies no-one wants, luckily the credit card bill doesn't come in till January, the most depressing month of the year. And we just won't mention the hangovers or the Xmas parties where everyone makes a fool of themselves. Bah humbug! :evil:

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Xmas tat, especially alcohol -related Xmas tat.I've just done an online grocery shop and on the 'Things we think you'll love' list that came up at the checkout was a Prosecco scented candle.I've never bought a scented candle in my life, much less one that smells of Prosecco. :roll:

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That is such a weird concept, Caroline! "Mmm... Just what I've always wanted - a candle that makes my living room smell like I've been on a wine-bender for several hours! Why, nothing says 'class' more than a house that stinks of booze, that's for sure!"

Whatever next? Whisky-scented deodrant? Or lager-aftershave, for the man who loves to smell like a p*ss-head? :shock: :lol:
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caroline95 wrote:
14 Dec 2018 10:49
I've never bought a scented candle in my life, much less one that smells of Prosecco.
Hear hear. Never understood why anyone would want their home stinking of booze :roll: I used to spend all my time trying to HIDE the stink :roll:
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8 sleeps and it'll all be over, thank god. :mrgreen:
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Then there's the traffic jams, all those late night shoppers, bah humbug
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Christmas jumpers :roll:
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I swear I'm not going into another shop that's playing Xmas 'music' until it's all over.I had to practically run out of M&S yesterday when they played Slade twice in the space of half an hour.It's not just the song itself that's awful, it's the tedious, endless repetition of it all that depresses me.

On a similar note, the BBC reported 'It's A Wonderful Life' has been voted best Xmas film.Again.Who actually takes part in these polls?No one ever asks me, and I watch loads of telly :twisted:

I'm going to watch One Foot in the Grave this afternoon.Sometimes Victor Meldrew is the only thing that keeps me relatively sane.

TC, there was a woman in Asda yesterday complaining that her Xmas day was going to be ruined because they didn't have a Xmas jumper in her son's size, so now they won't be able to wear matching Rudolph the red nosed reindeer jumpers :roll:

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caroline95 wrote:
20 Dec 2018 11:27
I swear I'm not going into another shop that's playing Xmas 'music' until it's all over.I had to practically run out of M&S yesterday when they played Slade twice in the space of half an hour.It's not just the song itself that's awful, it's the tedious, endless repetition of it all that depresses me.
That made me chuckle, sorry, Caroline! The shop I work for part-time has a Christmas CD on all the time at the moment. In fairness, it has all the old classics that I actually like (I'm not adverse to a bit of Paul McCartney's Simply Having a Wonderful Christmastime every now and then), but the CD seems very short and it repeats very quickly. As much as I love my job, I am glad it's only part-time :lol:

In fairness, it could be worse. Imagine working in one of the tourist shops in Edinburgh. There's one on Princes Street, opposite the tram stop, that blares out bagpipe music ALL DAY LONG! It's not that I dislike the bagpipes; but imagine have to work there five days a week, all year round :shock: :lol:
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Jjjj of Old wrote:
20 Dec 2018 12:13
There's one on Princes Street, opposite the tram stop, that blares out bagpipe music ALL DAY LONG!
That sounds like downright torture :shock:

I do feel really sorry for retail staff having to listen to the same CD on a loop all day, it can't be good for their mental health.Still, Easter's just around the corner :D

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caroline95 wrote:
20 Dec 2018 12:39
Still, Easter's just around the corner
:lol: :lol:

That reminds me of something I saw the other day... :D
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Hello all,

Just needing to express some worries about Christmas day. I keep worrying about it ever since myself, daughter and her partner were invited to my niece's house for the whole of Christmas day and evening too. There will be 7 people altogether, having a meal and then games and buffet at night. My niece has been really thoughtful and said that me and her mum can use her bedroom to go if the house gets too noisy but truth is i just cannot cope with a lot of people in a fairly small home, for so many hours and with a lot of high spirits (which i know there will be, as daughter's partner is loud and excitable in company). Whenever i socialise for more than a few hours i usually need to go to bed ! :?
In the old days i would have coped using alcohol, but of course that is not an option anymore. I'm thinking of asking daughter's partner to run me back home early evening, because he said he doesn't want to drink after his works night out where he had the worst hangover ever (he doesn't actually enjoy drinking). The last few Christmas days have been very low key and this is the first time we have been kindly invited for a meal, buffet and games to my niece's house. I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings but really do need to address this before the day, especially as my mood is dipping atm and am feeling emotional much of the time. Being with people feels so overwhelming :(
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Nicky - I've replied to your post on Beyonders <:)>
caroline95 wrote:
20 Dec 2018 11:27
TC, there was a woman in Asda yesterday complaining that her Xmas day was going to be ruined because they didn't have a Xmas jumper in her son's size, so now they won't be able to wear matching Rudolph the red nosed reindeer jumpers
I'm so glad she couldn't get one for her son :twisted:

I had to endure a woman screeching "Do You Hear What I Hear" in Tesco this morning. I couldn't get out quick enough. It was an assault on my eardrums. Those poor staff :roll:

Love the flour and eggs. Those ghastly Creme Eggs will be on sale January 2nd :roll:
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Oh, Nicky - I can totally understand that <:)> I really can't add anything to what TC has said on the Beyond thread - sound advice! I'm sure your niece will understand, and it's better for all concerned if you don't feel forced to endure more than you feel comfortable with. I hope it goes well <:)>
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20 Dec 2018 14:25
Those ghastly Creme Eggs will be on sale January 2nd
Oh, TC! You are a person after my own heart! I've never been able to abide them, either! (::) :lol:
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I had to endure a woman screeching "Do You Hear What I Hear" in Tesco this morning. I couldn't get out quick enough. It was an assault on my eardrums. Those poor staff
I feel your/their pain. I've got to admit, the CD at work contains the eight or so Christmas pop songs I like, and none of the ones I don't. But to hear one's eight favourite Christmas pop songs twice an hour during a (sometimes) nine-hour shift isn't exactly ideal :roll: :lol:
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Jjjj of Old wrote:
20 Dec 2018 14:41
But to hear one's eight favourite Christmas pop songs twice an hour during a (sometimes) nine-hour shift isn't exactly ideal
I hope you're gettting a good bonus Mark. Your ears deserve it <:)>
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Thanks, TC ;)? <:)> I think what's worse is that it doesn't just play in the shop - it also gets piped into the staff cloakrooms and toilets :? (w) (Or maybe I just imagine that, and it's really just all in my head after a couple of hours on the shop floor :shock: )
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Jjjj of Old wrote:
20 Dec 2018 15:01
Thanks, TC ;)? <:)> I think what's worse is that it doesn't just play in the shop - it also gets piped into the staff cloakrooms and toilets :? (w) (Or maybe I just imagine that, and it's really just all in my head after a couple of hours on the shop floor :shock: )
Yikes :o Hope it is just in your head and not for real.
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NEWTIE (w) :roll: :mrgreen:

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I was in Lidl on Wednesday morning and as I walked past two peeps who had just said hello to each other after what seemed to me to be a chance meeting, I heard the one say to the other as an opener, ¿are you all ready? well, nearly the other replied, "I've just got to buy another couple of presents and then yes I'm all done"

Good Grief, you'd think this forthcoming Xmas is the only one we're having for the next thousand years, I can't stand that question ¿are you all ready for xmas?, when i was working as a taxi driver I used to get that question thrown at me all the time from early November straight after bonfire night all through December, indeed some years I'd hear it as early as late October, it was like a mass hysteria gripped the public throughout December, it was all that peeps wanted to talk about and it drove me mad.
In the last 2 years of cabby-ing I used to 'wind up' the general public when that question was thrown at me by replying "well, I just got to go and buy a fairy to put on the top of my Xmas tree and then yes, I will be all ready" 😃🤣😆 and some peeps thought that I was deadly serious with my straight faced reply. 😃🤣😂

And if that wasn't all, for the month of January as a Cabbie, there was a more than plentiful supply of ¿did you have a nice Xmas driver? questions, so glad to be retired and out if it all.

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Nearly there folks
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