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.
Christmas - Bah! Humbug.